Chelsea will travel to Milan this Tuesday to face AC Milan in the fourth group game of the 2022/23 UEFA Champions League season.
Venue: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro) (Milan)
AC Milan have recorded five wins from six (L1) in all competitions at home this season.
They have lost their last four games against Premier League (PL) opposition.
The hosts have six defeats from their last seven occasions hosting English sides.
The Serie A champions have kept just two clean sheets across their last six home games.
Chelsea have lost just three of their last 23 European away fixtures (W15, D5).
They haven’t lost back-to-back UCL away games since 2012.
The Blues have one win in their last 11 away games against Serie A opposition (D3, L7).
Milan have only won one of their last 16 games against PL opposition (D4, L11).
Head to head
In three UCL meetings between both sides, both teams have one win apiece.
Latest performances in all competitions
AC Milan: W-L-W-L-W
AC Milan will look to get their UEFA Champions League campaign back on track when they welcome Chelsea to San Siro on Tuesday.
The hosts’ chances of qualifying from or finishing top of Group E took a big hit after they were beaten 3-0 at Stamford Bridge last week. The result extended their losing run against English teams to four games and took Milan to third in their group, two points behind group leaders RB Salzburg.
With the battle for the group now in its critical stage, the hosts welcome Chelsea, level on points with the Blues and with the chance to go top ahead of them. They have the advantage of the San Siro crowd to cheer them on in this game and they will fancy their chance of getting a good result after beating Juventus 2-0 on this ground at the weekend.
The win over the Old Lady was Milan’s fifth win on this ground in six games this season (L1). And so they will come into this tie believing they can avenge last week’s 3-0 defeat against Chelsea in the reverse fixture.
Possible AC Milan starting line-up
Anton Tatarusanu; Sergino Dest, Pierre Kalulu, Fikayo Tomori, Theo Hernandez; Sandro Tonali, Ismael Bennacer; Rade Krunic, Charles De Ketelaere, Rafael Leao; Olivier Giroud.
Injured: Alessandro Florenzi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Davide Calabria, Simon Kjaer, Junior Messias, Mike Maignan
After the aforementioned win over Milan, Chelsea continued their impressive start to life under Graham Potter last time out as they beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-0 in the Premier League.
The Blues fielded a heavily rotated side, but still won the game thanks to goals from Kai Havertz, Christian Pulisic and Armando Broja. The win made it four games without defeat for Potter (W3, D1), who has now led the Blues to three consecutive wins for the first time since April.
The former Brighton man will take his side to San Siro looking to make it four wins in four and three clean sheets in a row as his side have failed to concede in their last two outings. They have the foundation and history to achieve that here given the Blues have lost just three of their last 23 European away fixtures (W15, D5).
One of those defeats was this term though against Dinamo Zagreb (1-0), and while Chelsea haven’t lost back-to-back UCL away games since 2012.
However, one victory in their last 11 away games against Serie A opposition (D3, L7) hints that the record could come under threat at the San Siro.
Possible Chelsea starting line-up
Kepa Arrizabalaga; Trevoh Chalobah, Kalidou Koulibaly, Thiago Silva; Reece James, Mateo Kovacic, Mason Mount, Ben Chilwell; Raheem Sterling, Kai Havertz, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Injured: Ngolo Kante, Wesley Fofana
AC Milan 2-2 Chelsea