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Fofana, Aubameyang and James strike to secure much needed UEFA Champions league win

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Chelsea delivered a giant efficiency at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening, October 5, beating Italian champions AC Milan 3-0.

 
Chelsea went into this recreation sitting backside of Group E after the opening evening defeat to Dinamo Zagreb and a disappointing draw with Purple Bull Salzburg earlier than the worldwide break.

AC Milan drew towards Salzburg earlier than beating Zagreb within the final matchday.

 

Chelsea 3-0 AC Milan: Fofana, Aubameyang and James strike to secure much needed UEFA Champions league win

 

Chelsea began sluggishly however obtained a foothold within the recreation from a set-piece as new signing, Wesley Fofana guided a shot into the online following a aim mouth hustle from a nook.

Shortly thereafter, Fofana was compelled to come back off after choosing up a leg damage.

Milan’s greatest likelihood of the evening got here proper earlier than half-time, as they’d a golden alternative to degree the match however could not discover the again of the online. Charles De Ketelaere had a shot saved by Kepa Arrizabalaga earlier than an extra shot was hit over the bar.

 

Chelsea 3-0 AC Milan: Fofana, Aubameyang and James strike to secure much needed UEFA Champions league win

Chelsea’s dominance was confirmed early within the second half, as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Reece James scored to place the competition out of attain. 

 

These groups meet once more on Tuesday on the San Siro. Chelsea now sit second on the desk with 4 factors.

 

Chelsea 3-0 AC Milan: Fofana, Aubameyang and James strike to secure much needed UEFA Champions league win

Chatting with BT Sport after the match, Chelsea coach, Graham Potter mentioned; “It was an excellent evening for us. We would have liked to play nicely. The angle and software of the gamers was unbelievable. It was a very essential win for us.

 

“I believed we began off a bit nervous for about 5 minutes. It was only a results of us wanting to take action nicely. However then you definately noticed the urge for food of the gamers. We obtained management of it and had a little bit of a risk. The primary aim was essential. We needed to begin a little bit on the again foot within the second half. We suffered a bit which was good and the second aim gave us a breather.

“Clear sheet, three targets. The character of gamers was good.”

On Wesley Fofana’s damage, Graham mentioned; “We’ll must scan it tomorrow. See how it’s. Nothing to report in the intervening time. The one disappointing factor of the night.”

“It was an excellent efficiency from the workforce general. Aside from the top of the primary half, (AC Milan) didn’t have many possibilities. It says lots about how we defended as a unit. It was an essential win however nonetheless a protracted option to go within the competitors.

 

“The boys have been actually open, accountable, sincere and unbelievable to work with. They realised they weren’t on the ranges. That’s nice from a coach’s perspective.”

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