Chelsea have a slight upper hand as we look at the best predicted lineup and key details for their match vs AC Milan of UCL 2022.
Chelsea will be looking to win their first game in the UCL this season and this would be a good opportunity for the blues to move up from the bottom of Group E. AC Milan, the group leaders, will be travelling to London for this game. However, the Rossoneri have a depleted team with their defence shook up as they will be playing without Theo Hernandez, Sandro Tonali and goalkeeper Mike Maignan.
This makes Chelsea the favourites for this close game at Stamford Bridge. Graham Potter has his full squad available to be able to win the first UCL game as Chelsea Manager. This close-fought match should end in Chelsea’s favour, given that the Rossoneri are struggling with injuries to multiple key members of their squad.
Chelsea and AC Milan have only met twice in the UCL before and both games ended in draws, 0-0 and 1-1. While Chelsea have won the UCL twice with the most recent one being in 2020/21, AC Milan have won the UCL 7 times in the past with their last one in 2006/07.
Games Played: 2 // Chelsea won: 0 // AC Milan won: 0 // Draw: 2
League Type: UEFA Champions League (Group E)
Match Type: Chelsea vs AC Milan
Stadium: Stamford Bridge Stadium
When: October 6, 12:30 am IST (7:00 pm GMT)
Goalkeepers: Edouard Mendy, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Marcus Bettinelli
Defenders: Thiago Silva, Trevoh Chalobah, Ben Chilwell, Kalidou Koulibaly, Cesar Azpilicueta, Wesley Fofana, Marc Cucurella, Reece James
Midfielders: N’Golo Kante, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Mason Mount, Conor Gallagher, Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic, Kai Havertz, Hakim Ziyech
Forwards: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Raheem Sterling, Christian Pulisic, Armando Broja
Manager: Graham Potter
Current Form (Recent first): D L
Goalkeepers: Antonio Mirante, Mike Maignan, Ciprian Tatarusanu
Defenders: Fode Ballo-Toure, Sergino Dest, Alessandro Florenzi, Fikayo Tomori, Matteo Gabbia, Pierre Kalulu, Theo Hernandez, Simon Kjaer, Davide Calabria
Midfielders: Rafael Leao, Yacine Adli, Tommaso Pobega, Charles De Ketelaere, Ismael Bennacer, Junior Messias, Timoue Bakayoko, Brahim Diaz, Rade Krunic, Alexis Saelemaekers, Sandro Tonali
Forwards: Oliver Giroud, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Divock Origi, Ante Rebic, Marko Lazetic
Manager: Stefano Pioli
Current Form (Recent first): W D
Predicting Starting 11 for both Teams
UCL 2022-23: Chelsea vs AC Milan Predicted Starting 11 for Chelsea
New Manager Graham Potter will be leading this Chelsea team for the first time in the UCL, and will want to win this crucial home game against AC Milan in their Group E clash. Chelsea would be happy to see N’Golo Kante and Cucurella return from injury however they might not start this game. We are expecting Chelsea to play a similar team that played in previous games and secure the win at Stamford Bridge
Goalkeeper: Kepa Arrizabalaga
Defence: Ben Chilwell, Kalidou Koulibaly, Wesley Fofana, Reece James
Midfield: Mason Mount, Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic, Kai Havertz
Attack: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Raheem Sterling
UCL 2022-23: Chelsea vs AC Milan Predicted Starting 11 for AC Milan
AC Milan are dealing with a lot of injuries and will be going to this away game without Theo Hernandez, Sandro Tonali and goalkeeper Mike Maignan. Besides these players, they are also missing Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Divock Origi and Ante Rebic. Manager Stefano Pioli will still be looking to get at least a point at Stamford bridge to be able to top the group and should start a similar team that won against Empoli.
Goalkeeper: Antonio Mirante
Defence: Fode Ballo-Toure, Fikayo Tomori, Pierre Kalulu, Davide Calabria
Midfield: Rafael Leao, Tommaso Pobega, Brahim Diaz, Ismael Bennacer, Junior Messias
Attack: Oliver Giroud
UCL 2022-23: Chelsea vs AC Milan Combined Fantasy 11
Goalkeeper: Kepa Arrizabalaga
Defenders: Davide Calabria, Fikayo Tomori, Reece James
Midfielders: Rafael Leao, Jorginho, Kai Havertz, Ismael Bennacer, Mason Mount
Forwards: Oliver Giroud, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
CVC Choice: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Rafael Leao
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