West London giants Chelsea secured their third consecutive victory in the UEFA Champions League group stages, following a 2-1 away win against Austrian powerhouse Salzburg.
A dominant showing from the men in blue in the first half ended with a spectacular screamer from Croatian midfielder Matteo Kovacic. Graham Potter’s side spurned a few opportunities no thanks to Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and the efforts of the Salzburg goalkeeper.
The home side soon levelled at the start of the second half, thanks to a header by Junior Adamu, but the Blues were soon in front once again through German international Kai Havertz as Chelsea maintained top spot with 10 points.
🔴 Live Blog:
FULL-TIME: Salzburg 1-2 Chelsea
64′ MIN: Kai Havertz scores a delightful worldie, as he restores the Blues advantage.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Salzburg 1-2 Chelsea (K. Havertz)
48′ MIN: Salzburg pulls level with Chelsea! That is just an absolutely perfect early cross from Maximilian Wöber to set up Junior Adamu.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Salzburg 1-1 Chelsea (J. Adamu)
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY: Salzburg 0-1 Chelsea
HALF-TIME: Salzburg 0-1 Chelsea
23′ MIN: The Blues are ahead and it’s Matteo Kovacic who opens proceedings with a screamer.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Salzburg 0-1 Chelsea (M. Kovacic)
KICK-OFF: Salzburg 0-0 Chelsea
Blues boss Graham Potter has named Pierre Emerick Aubameyang in attack, and will be supported by Kai Havertz and Raheem Sterling. Kepa Arrizabalaga is in goal while Trevor Chalobah, Marc Cucurella and Thiago Silva complete the line-up.
Salzburg’s Starting XI which will take on the two-time UCL winners.