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Team News: Antonio Rudiger returns to Chelsea XI, Romelu Lukaku starts

Team News: Rudiger returns to Chelsea XI, Lukaku starts
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Antonio Rudiger returns to the Chelsea starting lineup for the Champions league fixture with Malmo, while Romelu Lukaku retains his spot in the team.

Antonio Rudiger has returned to the Chelsea starting lineup for the Champions league fixture with Malmo on Wednesday night.

The Germany international missed out against Brentford at the weekend with a back injury, but the defender returns to take his place on the left-hand side of a back three.

Thomas Tuchel had suggested at his pre-match press conference that Romelu Lukaku may drop down to the substitutes' bench, his head coach claiming that he is fatigued.

However, the summer arrival takes his place in a front two alongside Timo Werner, with Mason Mount the most advanced of three midfielders.

Jorginho has also returned to the starting lineup, with Trevoh Chalobah, Malang Sarr and Ruben Loftus-Cheek among the players to drop out.

There is still no starting place for Saul Niguez, who has only featured in two games since joining on loan from Atletico Madrid.

Chelsea: Mendy; Christensen, Silva, Rudiger; Azpilicueta, Jorginho, Kante, Chilwell; Mount; Lukaku, Werner
Subs: Arrizabalaga, Bettinelli, Alonso, Kovacic, Loftus-Cheek, Chalobah, Saul, Barkley, Hudson-Odoi, Ziyech, James, Havertz

Malmo: Dahlin, Olsson, Brorsson, Nielsen, Larsson, Peña, Innocent, Christiansen, Berget, Birmancevic, Colak
Subs: Ellborg, Diawara, Moisander, Rakip, Abubakari, Gwargis, Nalic, Elle, Bjorkqvist, Lindman

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