The Champions League clash between Chelsea and AC Milan on Wednesday, October 5th, is definitely one of the greatest games in this round in sports. In front of this, we have created a detailed preview of this game especially for you.
Chelsea vs AC Milan
The UEFA Champions League
Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/21:00 CET
Venue: Stamford Bridge (London, England)
Chelsea vs. AC Milan Preview
Chelsea fans will hope that the third time is the charm in the 2022-23 Champions League as they welcome AC Milan to Stamford Bridge for Wednesday’s Group E showdown. This is the first time Chelsea and AC Milan are meeting in the UEFA Champions League since the 1999-2000 group stage with both games ending in draws, including a goalless draw at Stamford Bridge. AC Milan have record of win to Chelsea by 2-1 at San Siro in February 1966 in Inter Cities Fairs Cup.
- Chelsea vs AC MilanHead to Head
- From previous game records, both Chelsea and AC Milan have record of winning 1 game, losing 1 game and rest of 3 match records is draw.
- In 13 European matches against Italian opponents Chelsea’s record is good (W8 D3).
- AC Milan have only one win record against their 20 away European matches in England (D7 L12).
- The match is happening after 23 years.
- Chelsea vs AC Milan: Team News
The blues are already expecting to make do without Edouard Mendy (knee injury) and N’Golo Kante (thigh injury) for the visit of Milan, while Marc Cucurella and Carney Chukwuemeka both need assessment after missing the win over Palace due to illness.
Cucurella reportedly is receiving treatments for his infection in a hospital, so it is unlikely that the left-back can get ready on Wednesday. Due to an injury at Selhurst Park, Jorginho is now a question mark for the match against the Rossoneri. If Jorginho cannot recover in time, Gallagher can thus appears to make a place for his game-winning efforts with a start in the Champions League.
Chelsea has a full treatment room, but Milan’s medical staff is at capacity since Theo Harnandez, Mike Maignan, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Divock Origi, Junior Messias, and Alessandro Florenzi are all restraining due to illness. In the victory over Empoli, Pioli is seeking Simon Kjaer, Alexix Saelemaekers, and David Calabria all leave the game due to injury; the two defenders are all still dealing with hamstring problems, while Saelemaekers have knee injury.
Although the extent of the trio’s problems is currently unknown, Pioli appears to need to change his starting XI once more as Sergio Dest, Rade Krunic, and Pierre Kalulu get ready to be selected for the first XI. With Ibrahimovic and Origi absent, the attacking responsibility will fall onto the shoulders of Olivier Giroud , who have 39 goals in 119 appearances during his time at Chelsea, and Fikayo Tomari who is also going have a point to prove to his former employers.
Chelsea possible starting lineup;
Kepa, Thiago Silva, Fofana, James, Chilwell, Kovacic, Gallagher, Mount, Sterling, Havertz, Aubameyang.
AC Milan possible starting lineup;
Tatarusanu, Dest, Kalulu, Tomori, Ballo-Toure, Bennacer, Tonali, Krunic, De Katelaere, Leao, Giroud.
Final line ups can be seen live at UEFA official site before the match starts.
Chelsea vs AC Milan Prediction
This game is of extreme importance for both teams and we expect some fireworks because this is only the third group game of the campaign. Chelsea are still finding their feet under Graham Potter, while Milan’s injury struggles have contributed to an inconsistent start of their season. This is the first of a double header between the two groups favorites and either side will have to be at their best to win.
Chelsea vs AC Milan Betting Tips
Tip 1: Draw: 1-1
Tip 2: Sterling to score- Yes
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