Chelsea get Malmo in Europa League draw… and fans are delighted
18th December 2018

Maurizio Sarri’s men topped group L winning all but one game as they drew their final match 2-2 away at Vidi.

Chelsea’s last 32 opponents won twice and drew three times as they came runner up in group I behind Genk.

Former Chelsea defender Ricardo Carvalho drew the Swedish side with the first leg on Thursday, Feburay 14.

The return leg takes place one week later at Stamford Bridge on February 21.

Chelsea fans have reacted to the draw as they celebrated the complementary fixture while they also look ahead to a good night out in Sweden on Valentines Day. 

One simply said: “Buzzing, what a draw.”

Another said: “Malmo. Sweden here we come." 

One claimed: “It should be walk in the park."

Another added: “So we have a Valentines Day date in Sweden! Malmo vs Chelsea. Nice.”

Sarri has used the competition as an opportunity to give game time to the likes of Andreas Christensen, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Cesc Fabregas, Callum Hudson-Odoi as they look to break into the regular starting 11.

Chelsea won the Europa League five years ago beating Benfica 2-1 in the final thanks to a late Branislav Ivanovic header.

Club captain Gary Cahill, César Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Victor Moses and Eden Hazard are the only remaining players from that 2013 triumph.

A year prior Chelsea lifted the Champions League, with only Luiz and Cahill, who both started that day, the remaining winners still in the Chelsea squad today.

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