Malouda is already looking forward to facing the side from his homeland at Stamford Bridge in a fortnight's time.
"Marseille will be a difficult one because if you look at the recent years the French teams have done well in the Champions League," he said. "Last year they had two teams in the last eight. It is big for them, they were champions last year and were waiting a long time, so they will want a good start.
"They won't want to come to Stamford Bridge and lose 4-0 like Bordeaux did two years ago. I can tell you it will be difficult in both games. Over there it is a big atmosphere but we are used to that.
"For all the teams in the group we are at the beginning and we all want to finish first, so we have to get the points."