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Confirmed Teams: Chelsea vs AC Milan | Champions League

Matthew Debono

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Confirmed Teams: Chelsea vs AC Milan | Champions League

Chelsea face AC Milan in the Champions League and the confirmed team news is in from Stamford Bridge.

Graham Potter is under pressure to deliver a win on Wednesday night in the capital as Chelsea sit bottom of Group E. 

Chelsea host the Rossoneri, who are top of the group, and a defeat will put the Blues on the brink of an exit and needing a huge final three games if they want to have any chance of progressing into the knockout stages.

Potter, 47, knows his Chelsea side will need to be ready to face a ‘top’ Milan side who are the current Serie A champions.

He said ahead of the game: "That's what we will try for (three points). We are playing against a top opponent so we will have to play well.

Chelsea manager Graham Potter during a training session at The Cobham Training Centre. (Alamy)
Chelsea manager Graham Potter during a training session at The Cobham Training Centre. (Alamy)

"We are playing against a top team, as were Salzburg, with how competitive they were. Every game is different. We are looking forward to the game. It's a massive and exciting challenge. We have to be really, really good to get a result."

Here is the confirmed team news from the capital as Chelsea take on AC Milan. 

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Chelsea

Starting XI: Kepa, Fofana, Silva, Koulibaly, James, Kovacic, Loftus-Cheek, Chilwell, Mount, Sterling, Aubameyang

Bench: Bettinelli, Mendy, Jorginho, Pulisic, Chalobah, Broja, Zakaria, Ziyech, Gallagher, Azpilicueta, Havertz, Cucurella

AC Milan

Starting XI: Tatarusanu, Dest, Kalulu, Tomori, Ballo-Toure, Bennacer, Tonali, Krunic, De Ketelaere, Leão, Giroud

Bench: Mirante, Jungdal, Brahim Diaz, Rebic, Origi, Pobega, Gabbia, Gala, Coubis

Kepa Arrizabalaga gets the nod in goal over Edouard Mendy, who returned to training from a knee tendon problem. 

Kalidou Koulibaly gets his first minutes under Potter, starting in the back three alongside Thiago Silva and Wesley Fofana. 

Ben Chilwell and Reece James occupy the flanks. Jorginho is replaced by Ruben Loftus-Cheek in the midfield, with there no place for Saturday’s winning-goalscorer Conor Gallagher, who starts on the bench. 

Mason Mount continues in the side. Both Raheem Sterling and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang start in attack for Chelsea.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Chelsea, AC Milan, Champions League, Football

Matthew Debono
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