Chelsea v AC Milan: UEFA Champions League Match,Team News,Goal Scorers and Stats

Date: 03-10-2022 9:09 pm (2 months ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
- at 3-10-2022 09:09 PM (2 months ago)

Date: Wednesday 5th October, 2022
Time: 8:00 pm
Stadium  Stamford Bridge
Referee     Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)
Goal Scorer:

Team News
Chelsea are already expected to make do without Edouard Mendy (knee) and N'Golo Kante (thigh) for the visit of Milan, while Marc Cucurella and Carney Chukwuemeka will both need assessing after missing the win over Palace due to illness.

Cucurella has reportedly been hospitalized with his infection, so it is difficult to see the left-back making himself available for Wednesday, while Jorginho sustained a knock at Selhurst Park and has also emerged as a doubt for the contest with the Rossoneri.

Gallagher could therefore be rewarded for his game-winning exploits with a start in the Champions League if Jorginho cannot recover in time, while Thiago Silva - who was fortunate not to see red at the weekend - should join Wesley Fofana at the back again.
Chelsea possible starting lineup:
Kepa; James, Fofana, Silva, Chilwell; Mount, Kovacic, Gallagher; Havertz; Aubameyang, Sterling

AC Milan
Chelsea's treatment room is well-occupied, but Milan's medical resources are being stretched to the limit, as Theo Hernandez, Mike Maignan, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Divock Origi, Junior Messias and Alessandro Florenzi are all confined to the infirmary.

Pioli also witnessed all of Simon Kjaer, Alexis Saelemaekers and Davide Calabria come off injured in the win over Empoli; the two defenders both sustained hamstring issues while Saelemaekers suffered a sprain to the knee.

The severity of the trio's issues is currently unclear, but Pioli will likely be required to rejig his starting XI once again, as Sergino Dest, Rade Krunic and Pierre Kalulu prepare to be drafted into the first XI.

With Ibrahimovic and Origi absent, the attacking responsibility will fall onto the shoulders of Olivier Giroud, who scored 39 goals in 119 appearances during his time at Chelsea, and Fikayo Tomori will also have a point to prove to his former employers.
AC Milan possible starting lineup:
Tatarusanu; Dest, Kalulu, Tomori, Ballo-Toure; Tonali, Bennacer; Krunic, De Ketelaere, Leao; Giroud
Prediction: Chelsea 1-1 AC Milan

Posted: at 3-10-2022 09:09 PM (2 months ago) | Hero