Tuesday, 11 October 2022

Milan - Chelsea: prediction "X"

Just six days later, the clash between Milan and Chelsea once again captivated the attention on the day of the Champions League. It has become quite interesting in Group E, where after three rounds played we have a surprising leader in the person of Salzburg. The outsider Dinamo Zagreb has also shown that it should not be underestimated and retains chances for the elimination phase, as the four teams are collected in only two points.

A week ago we saw a very strong Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, who did not leave any chances to their opponent. The Blues deservedly won 3:0, having already taken the lead at the break. The guests from Milan accounted for one solid pass by Krunic and only one accurate shot at Kepa's goal.

This was Milan's first loss in the group. The team started with a 1-1 draw away to Salzburg after initially falling behind. The result between the Austrian champions and Chelsea was the same, but this time the "Bulls" were playing catch-up. As expected, the Rossoneri did well at home to Dinamo Zagreb, beating it 3:1. Unexpectedly, however, this was not done by the "Blues", who not only did not win, but even lost 0:1 in Zagreb at the start of the campaign.

Over the weekend we saw a strong performance from today's opponents in the domestic championships. AC Milan welcomed Juventus and recorded a sixth win of the season, even keeping a clean sheet with a 2-0 success in the derby of the round. Chelsea was once again uncompromising in London. The Blues beat relegation zone Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-0.

Today's match was expected to decide the dispute for the first place in Group E, but the result of this match will be far from enough for that. On the contrary, a possible draw between the two teams could put them in a very disadvantageous position, while a success for Salzburg against Dynamo could leave only one free place for the eliminations from this group. We saw attacking football in London a week ago and there's no reason why it can't happen again today. The Rossoneri have performed almost perfectly at home in the 2022 calendar year and I expect them to compensate to some extent for their personnel problems in defense with good performances in attack.

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