Graham Potter On Wednesday night, Chelsea crushed the Scudetto champions to earn their first victory in the Champions League this year, and Blues supporters praised one man in particular.
On Wednesday, October 5, 2022, Chelsea hosted AC Milan in their third match in the Champions League group stage at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues were seeking for their first victory in Europe this campaign after dropping points in each of their first two games, which pushed Graham Potter’s team to the bottom of their group.
The first 20 minutes of the game were completely controlled by the Blues, who also had some good scoring opportunities.
Wesley Fofana, the club’s summer acquisition, curled home from a corner kick four minutes later to give Chelsea a 1-0 lead and reward the hosts.
With Mason Mount scoring in the 33rd minute, the Blues appeared to have doubled their lead as they continued to dominate.
However, Mount’s attempt was promptly disallowed for offside, maintaining the Blues’ one-goal advantage.
The Blues’ goal scorer Fofana, who was forced off due to injury minutes before halftime, was replaced by Trevor Chalobah, which proved to be a blow for the hosts.
However, just before halftime, Rafael Leao’s shot was stopped by Kepa, and the rebound from Krunic was missed over the crossbar. This gave the visitors a chance to come back into the game.
However, Chelsea held a slim 1-0 advantage at halftime as the visitors pushed for a comeback in the second half.
However, Graham Potter’s team increased their lead in the second half as Reece James found Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, who scored Chelsea’s second goal of the game in the 56th minute.
Reece James this time found the back of the net himself in the 62nd minute after an assist from Raheem Sterling to pull Chelsea clear, continuing Chelsea’s domination and adding to the problems of the Italian champions.
In what was the Blues’ most outstanding performance under new manager Graham Potter, the hosts continued to maintain their dominance.
In the end, Chelsea won 3-0 to pick up their first victory in their European campaign, while Stefano Pioli’s team just had no answers on the night and suffered their first champions league loss this season.
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Chelsea’s English right back Reece James, who helped and scored in the victory over the reigning Serie A champions, has received praise from the Blues faithful ever since.