Prediction Chelsea vs AC Milan, predicted lineup
Speaking to the media on Tuesday, Potter emphasized the importance of Wednesday’s match.
“We will try to get three points,” he said on Football London. “It’s important to win, but we are playing against a top opponent. So we have to play well and create a good atmosphere.
“They (AC Milan) are a top team, as is Salzburg in terms of how competitive they are,” he added. “Every game is different. That is a big challenge for us. “
AC Milan are heading into this match in top form, with just one loss in Serie A. Stefano Pioli’s squad has been injured, with Theo Hernandez, Mike Maignan, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Divock Origi, Junior Messias, Alessandro Florenzi, Simon Kjaer, Alexis Saelemaekers and Davide Calabria all missed their trip to Stamford Bridge. Former Chelsea players Fikayo Tomori and Olivier Giroud are likely to start for Milan as well as United States defender Sergino Dest.
Chelsea confirmed about it website Potter has a full squad for the game as Edouard Mendy, N’Golo Kante, Marc Cucurella and Carney Chukwuemeka have returned to training this week after missing out against Crystal Palace. Most likely, the Blues will start with Thiago Silva and Wesley Fofana in defence.
Predicted Chelsea XI: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Reese James, Wesley Fofana, Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell, Mason Mount, Mateo Kovacic, Conor Gallagher, Kai Havertz, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Raheem Sterling.
AC Milan predicted line-up: Ciprian Tatarusanu, Sergino Dest, Pierre Kalulu, Fikayo Tomori, Fode Ballo-Toure, Sandro Tonali, Ismael Bennacer, Rade Krunic, Charles De Ketelaere, Rafael Leao and Olivier Giroud.