Chelsea – Malmo
It’s not absolutely guaranteed that Chelsea will finish in the Premier League Top 4 this season. This means that the club’s ticket to the Champions League next season could be winning Europa League. And this is exactly what the Blues are going to try to do. These are our vip soccer predictions today for the Europa League 1/16-finals clash between Chelsea and Malmo FF.
Chelsea welcomes the Swedish team with a good advantage from the first leg. The game in Malmo ended with a 2-1 win for the English side. Ross Barkley and Olivier Giroud scored for the Blues, while Anders Christiansen scored for Malmo and kept their theoretic chances for the second leg.
This is a difficult situation for Chelsea and the manager Maurizio Sarri at the moment. When Chelsea appointed Sarri last summer, everyone expected that he will do some great things with the team. After all, he already did exactly this with Napoli in the Serie A. But things went differently. Right now Chelsea are out of the Top 4 in the Premier League, they conceded 6 goals against Manchester City and they were eliminated from the FA Cup. Many people think that Sarri won’t last in Chelsea for the next season. Many of the fans want to see him go as well.
The Italian manager is aware that he has to do something in order to impress again. Europa League is a good opportunity for this, so we expect to see Chelsea taking this competition pretty seriously. The Blues already made the first step against Malmo, so now we shall expect to see them finishing the job at the Stamford Bridge.
These are our vip soccer predictions today for the Europa League 1/16-final second leg between Chelsea and Malmo FF at the Stamford Bridge.