Olivier Giroud, Ross Barkley and Callum Hudson-Odoi were all on target for Chelsea as they cruised to the next round of Europa League after they secured a 3-0 win over Malmo at Stamford Bridge on Thursday night and 5-1 on aggregate.
Willian was the star man of the match, creating two assist and obviously forcing his way into Sarri’s plans for a starting spot against Man City in Sunday’s EFL Cup final.
Chelsea cruised into the game with a 2-1 lead from last week’s first leg in Sweden. Goals from Ross Barkley and Olivier Giroud gave the Blues full control before Anders Christiansen pulled one back for Malmo to give his side more than a glimmer of hope.
The first half was pretty disappointing as the Blues failed to register a goal and Malmo didn’t capitalize.
Kante created the goal by carrying the ball forward to the edge of the box and laying it off to Willan, who squred for Giroud to tap home a few yards out.
19 minutes later, Barkley doubled the lead for the Blues following a red card for Malmo’s Bengtsson as he sent the resulting free-kick up and over the wall. Dahlin could only watch as it flies past him, out of his reach into the net.
84th minute, Callum Hudson-Odoi completed the rout for the Blues. Willian’s crossfield pass was controlled by the youngster and he drives into the box before catching Dahlin out with his early shot into the far corner.
While Malmo will be going into domestic cup action on Monday as they travel to Oster.