CAN CHELSEA WIN AGAINST LEADERS AC MILAN? PREDICTION
The pressure is on Chelsea to get their first win of the UEFA Champions League when they host AC Milan on Wednesday night.
Graham Potter’s first game in charge was a 1-1 draw against Salzburg but got his first win over the weekend at Crystal Palace.
The draw left the Blues rooted to the bottom of Group E with one point but they can go top with a win against Milan.
The Serie A giants are atop the standings with 4 points and are hoping to maintain their unbeaten start in the competition.
Not since March 2010 have Chelsea suffered defeat at home to Italian opposition in Europe – losing 1-0 to Jose Mourinho’s Inter Milan.
Chelsea have gone 8 games at Stamford Bridge without defeat, but they have also failed to keep a clean sheet in as many matches.
Milan have gone 8 away games without defeat and are now aiming to end a European curse on English soil.
Their only win in such matches coming at Old Trafford against Manchester United in February 2005.
Who will be at the top of Group E after matchday 3? Make your predictions here.
What time does Chelsea vs Milan start?
The game kicks off at 8pm time at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea vs Milan team news
Number one goalkeeper Edouard Mendy remains sidelined as well as Ngolo Kante and new signing Marc Cucurella.
Matteo Kovacic and Mason Mount are expected to start in midfield, with Connor Gallagher poised to start after his winner at Selhurst Park.
The front three of Raheem Sterling, Kai Havertz and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang is likely to be remain unchanged.
For the visitors, Olivier Giroud will lead the attacking line against his former employers on his return to the Bridge.
Fikayo Tomori will also be lining up against his former team, paired with Pierre Kalulu at the heart of the defense.
Chelsea vs Milan head to head
The hosts have won 5 times from the 10 games played against their Italian opposition, who have won just twice.
The remaining 3 have ended in a draw, the last one coming in a 1-1 stalemate in 2005.
Chelsea vs Milan current form
The Blues have won twice and lost twice in their recent run of five matches, while Milan have lost just once and won 3 times in that run.
An entertaining match is on the cards here and with the pressure that is on the home side, they may just grind out a narrow win.
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