103 touches, 2 key passes, 89.5% accuracy – Chelsea star was a colossus v Malmo
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103 touches, 2 key passes, 89.5% accuracy - Chelsea star was a colossus v Malmo

Chelsea got their Champions League campaign back on track with a resounding 4-0 win over Malmo at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.

Thomas Tuchel’s charges had lost their last game in the competition, falling to a 1-0 defeat at Juventus in September.

However, Chelsea made amends with a resounding win over the 1979 European Cup finalists, who were outclassed in west London.

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Andreas Christensen opened the scoring for Chelsea after nine minutes, the Dane netting his first goal in 137 appearances for the club.

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Jorginho then doubled the hosts’ advantage in the 21st minute after Lasse Nielsen brought Romelu Lukaku down for a penalty.

The Belgium striker limped off with what appeared to be an ankle injury, one of two Chelsea players who had to be replaced during the game.

Timo Werner then pulled up with a hamstring complaint before half time, but Chelsea added two more goals after the break for a routine victory.

Kai Havertz struck with a neat finish shortly after the restart and Jorginho netted once again from the spot on 57 minutes after a foul on Antonio Rudiger.

Thiago Silva provided the assist for his defensive teammate to open the scoring, and clocked up some impressive statistics on the night.

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As per Whoscored, the 37-year-old took 103 touches of the ball – second to Jorginho’s 104 – and made 95 passes, the most of any player.

Thiago boasted a passing accuracy of 89.5 percent, made two key passes, won four aerial clashes, and delivered one accurate cross and five accurate long balls.

In terms of defensive work, the £105,000-a-week ace didn’t have much to do – two interceptions and one clearance – but he was certainly alert at the back.

Chelsea truly have an incredible player in their ranks in Thiago – and he keeps getting better and better.

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