Chelsea are yet to win in Group E, losing to Dinamo Zagreb and drawing against RB Salzburg in their opening group stage matches and face a tough task up against AC Milan,
Chelsea will be looking to pick up their first victory in the Champions League this season as they host AC Milan at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening having taken just one point from their opening two matches in Group E.
A 1-0 defeat away at Dinamo Zagreb and a 1-1 draw at home to RB Salzburg have formed an underwhelming start to the Blues’ Champions League campaign with Graham Potter’s side sat bottom of their group.
However, they have a golden opportunity to gain a grip hold on the group as they face AC Milan twice within the space of six days with the Italian outfit currently top of the group with four points.
The past month has been stop-start for the west London outfit with Potter taking charge of just two matches despite being appointed as Thomas Tuchel’s successor in early September.
A 2-1 comeback victory in the Premier League at Crystal Palace on Saturday will surely give Chelsea a much-needed boost going into their clash with the Rossoneri as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Conor Gallagher opened their Chelsea accounts with impressive goals at Selhurst Park.
However, a draw would’ve been a fair result as Potter’s side were nowhere near their best in south London with Gallagher’s stunning late winner a cruel blow for the English midfielder’s former loan club.
Statistically, the key area where Chelsea lacked was their clinical edge in front of goal, with just three of their 13 shots ending up on target at a percentage of 23%.
Granted, the Blues scored with 67% of their shots on target, however, Potter will be keen to see more composure in front of goal with some good opportunities squandered.
Moreover, with respect to Crystal Palace, Milan are expected to offer a bigger threat with Stefano Pioli’s side the reigning Serie A champions with their only defeat this term coming against current league leaders Napoli.
Therefore, Chelsea cannot afford to be as wasteful in front of goal as they were on Saturday if they are to secure a much-needed three points to get their Champions League campaign up and running.