In Chelsea News, the Blues continued their strong start under new manager Graham Potter with a 2-0 win over AC Milan at the San Siro to top Champions League Group E on Tuesday.
The Blues have now won four in a row under the former Brighton tactician and are a much better version of themselves in comparison to the final weeks of the Thomas Tuchel reign in west London, and they came into tonight’s proceedings brimming with confidence after dispatching Milan at Stamford Bridge last week in a comprehensive 3-0 win in the English capital.
Former Blues center-back Fikayo Tomori, who recently spoke out regarding his motivation to set the record straight tonight will feel aggrieved at the way events unfolded in the nation’s fashion capital, after the English center-back was given his marching orders after seeing a straight red produced by referee Daniel Siebert after being judged to have pulled Mason Mount back when he was through on goal.
Replays showed that a red card could have been harsh but Siebert and the VAR contingent were content with their decision and midfielder Jorginho gave the Premier League outfit a justified lead in the 21st minute before summer addition Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang doubled the visitor’s lead just thirteen minutes later when he found himself free in the box after smartly being put through by Mount before finishing low at the near post past Ciprian Tătărușanu.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored three goals since signing for Chelsea.
That would be all that Chelsea needed on the night as they would go on to coast to another credible result under Potter who has now headed-up wins against Crystal Palace and Wolves as well as a brace of results against Milan.
The improvement has been evident and glaring from the club, and they could be primed for another unexpected deep run in Europe while already sitting back in the top-four race on the domestic front.
“Coming here and winning is not easy,” Graham Potter told BT Sport. “Thanks to the players. They were really good.
“We were a bit lucky with the opposition down to 10 men. It’s good for the penalty and nice for Jorginho to score. It was a nice decision to lead there. That’s what it’s all about. ‘is. Sometimes they go for you. Overall, the performance has been good.”
Chelsea suffered a second-half blow when Reece James was injured after an hour. James, who has been a peripheral figure for Chelsea this season, went down and was substituted for a second time, causing further injury worries for England ahead of next month’s World Cup.
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