Chelsea Football Club made it back-to-back wins over AC Milan in their UEFA Champions League Matchday Four group stage clash, as they defeated the Italian side 2-0 at the San Siro Stadium on Tuesday night.
Both goals for the Blues came in the opening period. The first was a penalty which was converted by Jorginho, who was making his 200th appearance for Chelsea.
Prior to the spot-kick, former Blues defender Fikayo Tomori was sent off for stopping Mason Mount in the area in what the referee viewed as a clear goalscoring opportunity.
Graham Potter’s side went into the break two goals to the good through summer signing Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, who found the back of the net off an assist from the impressive Mason Mount. Aubameyang has now made four goal contributions (3 goals, 1 assist) in his last four starts for the West London outfit.
The second half saw AC Milan try to prevent further damage, and although Chelsea were unable to add to their goals tally – they ultimately went home with the three points on the night.
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FULL-TIME AT THE SAN SIRO: AC Milan 0-2 Chelsea
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT THE SAN SIRO: AC Milan 0-2 Chelsea
HALF-TIME AT THE SAN SIRO: AC Milan 0-2 Chelsea
34′ MIN: Matteo Kovacic feeds the ball to Mason Mount, who in turn lays it onto the path of Pierre Emerick Aubameyang. The former Gabonese hitman finishes off to put the Blues in the driving seat.
GOOOAAALLL!!! AC Milan 0-2 Chelsea (P.E. Aubameyang)
21′ MIN: Jorginho converts from twelve yards to put the visitors ahead.
GOOOAAALLL!!! AC Milan 0-1 Chelsea (Jorginho)
20′ MIN: A nightmare return for Fikayo Tomori against his old club. The AC Milan defender has been sent off and a penalty awarded for Chelsea for a pull on Mason Mount!
RED CARD!!! To Fikayo Tomori (AC Milan)
PENALTY!!! To Chelsea
KICK-OFF AT THE SAN SIRO: AC Milan 0-0 Chelsea
As for the visitors, coach Graham Potter has handed starting berths to Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, Raheem Sterling, Mason Mount and Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Olivier Giroud and Fikayo Tomori are in the Rossoneri line-up as they take on their old team. Stefano Pioli has named the returning Theo Hernandez in the Starting XI while the red hot Rafael Leao will complement Giroud and Brahim Diaz in attack.