Still no killer touch
The one thing Maurizio Sarri promised to bring to Chelsea was attacking football. That was something he achieved at the beginning.
Since then, things have gone slightly awry. Chelsea are no longer the attacking force they were at the start of the campaign. Their incisiveness is gone. In it’s place is a far more plodding attack.
That was in evidence against Malmo. While both goals were well-taken team goals, they were not to the level Sarri set at Napoli. Nor were they enough.
11 shots produced just four on target. Sarri himself admitted they should have killed the game at 2-0 but failed to do so. Chelsea have lost their killer touch in the final third. Finding it again will be crucial when they face better teams than this.