Chelsea vs Milan Champions League Round 3, Team News, Predicted XI

Chelsea and AC Milan will meet at Stamford Bridge this night in a Champions League glamour tie.

Chelsea vs Milan UCL Round 3

Ahead of the primary of video games among Group E`s largest teams, the Blues are nevertheless seeking out their first win even as Milan are juggling a bunch of accidents of their squad.

The Blues have persevered a depressing begin to their continental marketing campaign with simply one factor from the 2 video games because of this that they take a seat down remaining withinside the institution table.

AC Milan, meanwhile, taken 4 factors from six to live on the summit beforehand of the midweek sport withinside the English capital which could have them lock horns with Graham Potter`s side

Match Info

  • Competition: UEFA Champions League
  • Kick Off: 20:00 PM GMT
  • Round: 3
  • Stadium: Stamford Bridge
  • Temp: 16°C
  • Group: E

TV Channels

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  • beIN Sports FR HD 1
  • TVP 1 HD
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  • Sky Sport Austria 2 HD
  • Virgin Media Two
  • VTM 2 HD
  • SuperSport Premier League

Team News

Chelsea are already anticipated to make do with out N`Golo Kante (thigh) for the go to of Milan, at the same time as Marc Cucurella and Carney Chukwuemeka will each want assessing after lacking the win over Palace because of illness, however Edouard Mendy have to be suit to go back from a knee problem.

Cucurella has reportedly been hospitalized together along with his infection, so it’s far hard to peer the left-lower back making himself to be had to begin on Wednesday, at the same time as Jorginho sustained an stomach difficulty at Selhurst Park and has additionally emerged as a doubt for the competition with the Rossoneri.

Gallagher ought to consequently be rewarded for his game-prevailing exploits with a begin withinside the Champions League if Jorginho can’t get better in time, at the same time as Thiago Silva – who became lucky now no longer to peer purple on the weekend – have to be part of Wesley Fofana on the lower back again.

Chelsea’s remedy room is well-occupied, however Milan’s clinical assets are being stretched to the limit, as Theo Hernandez, Mike Maignan, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Divock Origi, Junior Messias and Alessandro Florenzi are all limited to the infirmary.

Pioli additionally witnessed all of Simon Kjaer, Alexis Saelemaekers and Davide Calabria come off injured withinside the win over Empoli; the 2 defenders each sustained hamstring troubles at the same time as Saelemaekers suffered a sprain to the knee.

The severity of the trio’s troubles is presently unclear, however Pioli will probably be required to rejig his beginning XI as soon as again, as Sergino Dest, Rade Krunic and Pierre Kalulu put together to be drafted into the primary XI.

With Ibrahimovic and Origi absent, the attacking duty will fall onto the shoulders of Olivier Giroud, who scored 39 dreams in 119 appearances for the duration of his time at Chelsea, and Fikayo Tomori may also have a factor to show to his former employers.

Predicted Starting XI

Chelsea expected starting lineup: Kepa; James, Fofana, Silva, Chilwell; Mount, Kovacic, Gallagher; Havertz; Aubameyang, Sterling

AC Milan expected starting lineup: Tatarusanu; Dest, Kalulu, Tomori, Ballo-Toure; Tonali, Bennacer; Krunic, De Ketelaere, Leao; Giroud