Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri hopes to be given time to prove himself at Stamford Bridge, with his position in question after three defeats in their last five games.
The Blues have suffered crushing Premier League reverses at the hands of Bournemouth and Manchester City, while on Monday they were beaten 2-0 at home by Manchester United in the fifth round of the FA Cup.
That has prompted talk of Sarri being under pressure, but the Italian is focused on trying to guide his side through to the last-16 of the Europa League.
He told reporters: "I have to think I will be the manager of Chelsea for a very long time. Otherwise I cannot work.
"I am not sure, but I have to think this. I want to work with a long-term target.
"Of course, in this moment it's very difficult to think we're able to win three, four matches in a row. (But) as you know very well in football, everything can change in one day.
"I think we need first of all a good performance, a good result and, with more confidence, we are able to do anything."
Chelsea hold a 2-1 advantage in their tie with Malmo, with Ross Barkley and Olivier Giroud the goalscorers in the first leg in Sweden.
The Blues are 1/4 to win the second leg on Thursday in 90 minutes, with the hosts 5/1 to claim a 2-0 victory and 8/11 to keep a clean sheet.
Sarri also confirmed that both Pedro and Davide Zappacosta will miss the game due to illness, while goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga is sidelined by a hamstring problem.
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