Eden Hazard downplayed the disturbing scene which saw him hugged by a pitch-invading fan at the final whistle of Chelsea’s 2-1 win at Malmo.
Chelsea responded from their embarrassing mauling at Manchester City with a jittery 2-1 win over Malmo in Thursday night’s Europa League last-32 first leg in Sweden.
Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea face the first of a series of short-term tests at Malmo on Thursday night as the Italian faces a crucial period which could determine his future as head coach.
Maurizio Sarri says last Sunday’s humiliating loss at Manchester City did not prompt direct contact from Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.
Chelsea play Malmo in the first leg of the round of 32 in the Europa League in Sweden on Thursday.