- Chelsea cruised to an easy win away at AC Milan, who were reduced to ten men during a lively first half
- Jorginho took full advantage by expertly converting the resulting penalty kick at the San Siro
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang then doubled the lead for the Blues before half-time with an excellent finish
- They professionally saw out the second half but will be concerned by the late loss of Reece James to injury
- The result sends Graham Potter’s men top of their Champions League group and well on course for the last-16
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For a team that struggles to score goals,
it’s eight in one week for Chelsea. That five of them have come against AC Milan
suggests a corner has been turned under Graham Potter,
and possibly on two wheels.
It could be argued that Thomas Tuchel never got proper time to work with Pierre-Emerick
Aubameyang and it might have been different for him,
had he done. Yet Tuchel’s Chelsea wasn’t keeping too many clean sheets either, and it’s three straight for Potter’s Chelsea now.
what a statement this Champions League double header has been for the new manager and his team. Chelsea 5 AC Milan 0 on aggregate. Chelsea went into last week’s game
bottom of their qualifying group and now sit proudly on top. They have a goalscorer at last,
and a cutting edge when they attack.
Chelsea dispensed with Milan before half-time and the one dark cloud was an injury to Reece James,
who limped off midway through the second-half
having landed awkwardly on his right knee. He was enjoying another excellent game, too.
James appeared after the final whistle to applaud the travelling fans in the gods,
suggesting nothing too serious,
but with Kyle Walker recovering from surgery and Trent Alexander-Arnold also injured,
Gareth Southgate must be watching these matches through his fingers. In the right-back slot, he’s gone from feast to famine in ten days.
for Chelsea, this was another grand night. It was November 2003 when they last won away in Italy, a 4-0 victory
over Lazio under Claudio Ranieri. The Roman Abramovich era was in its infancy,
Jose Mourinho not even a blip on the radar.
Think how many managers they have had since then,
too; and none of them did what Potter did here. This is the sort of result – the sort of results,
plural, really – that bond a manager to his players,
and the players to the managers’ philosophy. And sandwiched in between,
Potter delivered a solid win over Wolves with many of his first picks rested. This can be a very difficult club but Potter has booked his own honeymoon period.
Chelsea enjoyed another serene night against AC Milan
as they took full advantage of Fikayo Tomori’s early red card to win 2-0 at the San Siro.
A week on from the Blues’ emphatic win over the Serie A side at Stamford Bridge,
the former Chelsea centre-back was sent off with 18 minutes on the clock
for pulling Mason Mount back in the box when he was through on goal.
Jorginho converted that penalty before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
doubled the lead for Graham Potter’s side going ahead of the break in what was a perfect half for the visitors.
An injury to Reece James in the second-half will be a cause for concern for both club and country,
but that was the only negative for Chelsea as they moved top of Group E with two games to go.
Milan made a bright start at a raucous San Siro,
their efforts in the opening minutes a significant improvement on their total output in west London.