Goals from Olivier Giroud, Ross Barkley and Callum Hudson-Odoi against Malmo ensured that Chelsea made it through to the Round of 16 stage of the Europa League.

Chelsea bounced back from their disappointing FA Cup exit at the hands of Manchester United, as they defeated Malmo FF 3-0 at Stamford Bridge (5-1 on aggregate) in the second leg of their UEFA Europa League Round of 32 tie.

It was the Swedish outfit that started the game on the front foot and looked the most likely to open the scoring on Thursday night. But, Chelsea worked their way back into the game, although it remained goalless at half-time.

Ten minutes into the second half, Olivier Giroud handed Chelsea the lead with the simplest of tap-ins, before Ross Barkley thumped home a sensational free-kick to make it 2-0. Callum Hudson-Odoi then added further gloss on the scoreline with a well-taken strike.

It wasn’t the most convincing performances by Maurizio Sarri’s men, especially the way they started, but they hung on and worked their way back to seal safe passage through to the next round. And here’s how the Chelsea supporters reacted to the victory on social media.


Callum Hudson-Odoi got a rare start on Thursday night against Malmo and the youngster made the most of the opportunity impressing everyone with his performance capped with a brilliant goal in the dying embers of the game. Fans were full of praise for the teenage sensation, with many imploring Sarri to start the 18-year-old against Manchester City on Sunday in the Carabao Cup final.


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