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Chelsea vs. AC Milan – Soccer Match Report – October 5, 2022

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Chelsea earned their first Champions League victory of the season as they cruised to a 3-0 win over AC Milan to maneuver from backside to second in Champions League Group E at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.

The Premier League facet outclassed their Serie A counterparts all through the encounter and grabbed an early foothold as defender Wesley Fofana opened the scoring mid-way by the primary half. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Reece James furthered Chelsea’s lead to assist Graham Potter’s facet clinch back-to-back victories for the primary time this season.

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Chelsea exerted early strain on Milan, forcing a number of possibilities with Thiago Silva‘s header essentially the most noteworthy — forcing an excellent save from Ciprian Tatarusanu.

And Potter’s facet struck first by summer season signing Fofana. The Frenchman swept residence the free ball from a nook which prompted havoc within the Milan penalty field, scoring his first aim since signing from Leicester Metropolis in the summertime.

Fofana, although, was pressured off by harm 14 minutes after opening the scoring.

Aubameyang doubled Potter’s facet’s lead 11 minutes after the break, tapping residence James’ cross as Fikayo Tomori did not defend the cross.

Chelsea boss Potter hailed Aubameyang within the week, saying the striker performed himself “completely” because the horrific theft which left him with a damaged jaw in August. The striker hadn’t seen an excessive amount of of the ball till his medical strike which gave Chelsea a two-goal cushion.

Six minutes later, the supplier turned goalscorer as James obtained the ball within the field and fired residence previous a hopeless Tatarusanu after but extra poor defending by the Italian facet.

A lacklustre Milan did not threaten Chelsea within the closing phases as Potter’s facet ran out comfy victors.

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