Thiago Silva reminded Andreas Christensen on social media that it was he who set up the Dane’s first-ever Chelsea goal.

Christensen’s personal achievement arrived in the ninth minute against Malmo on the Champions League stage last night.

It took 136 games before the defender finally rippled the net, but the wait was surely worth it.

Chelsea FC v Malmo FF: Group H - UEFA Champions League
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Under the Stamford Bridge lights on a European evening; it was a picture-perfect scene.

Yet, the centre-back might still be goalless to this day if it weren’t for the quality of Silva’s cross.

The 37-year-old picked out his defensive partner with the precision of a creative midfielder.

After the match, the Brazilian uploaded a story to his Instagram, recapping his involvement in Christensen’s crowning accomplishment.


Other more customary scorers versus the Swedish outfit included a pair of penalties from Jorginho and a very tidy finish from Kai Havertz.

Surprisingly, this was only the second time Chelsea have netted four in a single fixture since Thomas Tuchel became manager.


A feat managed without their two biggest attacking threats on the field for the majority of the match.

Timo Werner and Romelu Lukaku were both removed before halftime after suffering injuries yesterday.

Lukaku’s reward for winning the first spot-kick was to damage his ankle, whilst Werner’s hamstring appeared to ping unprovoked.

Chelsea FC v Malmo FF: Group H - UEFA Champions League
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Losing the centre-forwards simultaneously is unfortunate, but probably couldn’t have happened at a better time.

Chelsea should realistically be looking to beat their next five opponents, with or without their wounded strikers.

On Saturday, Norwich City travel to the Bridge in the Premier League, before Southampton make a similar journey the following Tuesday.

The Blues then visit Newcastle United and Malmo ahead of Burnley’s trip to South West London in two weeks.

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