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Chelsea had 22 attempted shots in the Champions League clash against Malmo on Tuesday at the Eleda Stadion, but the Blues were only able to win the game 1-0.
For all of Chelsea’s attempts, the shaky Malmo goalkeeper was only beaten once. Chelsea dominated the game from start to finish, but the Blues couldn’t score in the first half despite 14 attempted shots, with 7 on target.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel revealed at full-time that he urged his players at half-time to increase the intensity of their play.
“We got the job done,” he said. “We wanted a result, we needed the result, we expected the result, and we delivered.
“We had a lot of shots, and a lot of touches in the opponents’ half in the first half but we couldn’t score.
“We wanted to increase the intensity level a bit in the second half to force a goal, and at the moment of highest pressure in the second half we were able to use it with precision and we were clinical enough to score.
“Control was on our side. We did not suffer difficult situations in our box, we didn’t allow awkward situations. We never lost concentration.”