Chelsea will lock horns with AC Milan in match day 3 of the Champions League group stage as they welcome their opposition to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. The Blues recorded a 2-1 win against Crystal Palace in their last outing although they sit last in Group E of the UEFA Champions League as they haven’t won a single match from the previous two UCL fixtures. On the other hand, the Rossoneri lead the group with four points from the two matches they’ve played so far.
Graham Potter could set his team up in a 4-3-2-1 formation as Thiago Silva continues his centre-half partnership with Wesley Fofana at the back while Conor Gallagher gets the nod over Jorginho in the holding midfield position.
4-3-1-2 Chelsea Predicted Line Up Vs AC Milan
Kepa Arrizabalaga will operate in goal for the hosts after conceding once versus the Seagulls in his last outing. The Spanish goalkeeper will hope to give a strong performance against the Italian giants. Thiago Silva and Wesley Fofana will feature in the heart of the Blues’ defence as they hope to keep things solid at the back and stop the opposition in their tracks.
Reece James and Ben Chilwell will feature in the right and left back position trying to stretch the opposition in the final third while remaining compact on defence.
Cesar Azpilicueta will provide cover for the defensive positions from the bench.
Mateo Kovacic, Conor Gallagher and Mason Mount will anchor the midfield for the Blues as they try to distribute the ball efficiently to their teammates while shielding the back four. Mount will be expected to create some decent opportunities in the final third.
Kai Havertz will slot into the advanced attacking midfield position as he will be tasked with making some decisive passes down the attacking third while trying to create decent chances for the front two.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Christian Pulisic will take the spot on the bench as they wait for the opportunity to impress in the second half if required.
Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang and Raheem Sterling will form a two-man strike team as they lead the charge for the West London club. Both of them need to be more clinical in front of the goal if Chelsea are to come out on top and secure all three points.
Armando Broja will have to settle for a spot on the bench and might come on to influence the game if Graham Potter’s side are in need of a goal by then.