Chelsea had lost three consecutive away games heading in to the Europa League clash against Malmo. While the 4-0 defeat to Bournemouth was embarrassing, the Blues were humiliated 6-0 by Manchester City last Sunday.
Malmo head coach Uwe Rosler was delighted to see Chelsea thrashed 6-0 by Manchester City and had hoped his side can benefit in the Europa League.
After the game, Rosler hailed his side’s performance and gave Chelsea the credit for the victory. He referred to the Chelsea side as a grizzly bear who is wounded and very dangerous animal.
“I was delighted,” Rosler told a pre-match media conference when asked about the City game.
“It’s no secret, my connection and feelings for Manchester City. It was a delight to watch that game.”
When asked about his side’s chances against Chelsea, Rosler added: “I don’t think we can take Chelsea on toe-to-toe in an open game. They can make it very difficult for a team like us with their pressing.
“So it’s important we impress in the right areas, knowing where they will press us and how we can get out of their press. I think we will get opportunities.
“We watched the Bournemouth game (which Chelsea lost 4-0)
, who play in a similar shape to us. I have seen areas we can cause them problems.
“The mindset tomorrow is ‘no respect’. We have to play and be aggressive with and without the ball.
“We have a plan. With a bit of luck and some outstanding performances, we have an outside chance of getting a result.”
On the other hand, Sarri said of the victory: “I am happy because we played with confidence and it wasn’t really very easy after the last match. We conceded on a mistake and that can happen but the level of attention was really very good for 90 minutes so I am very happy.
“But we know we have to gain the qualification in the next match. I think I am always confident but sometimes we had the wrong approach with matches so we need to be careful in every match.”