Chelsea hosted Italian champions Ac Milan at Stamford bridge in their Champions league matchday 3 encounter yesternight, knowing that a win would revitalized their chances of advancing to the knockout stages after a poor start to their UCL campaign where they had failed to register a single win in their opening two assignments (D1L1).
New gaffer Graham Potter named a strong starting lineup, with Piere-Emerick Aubamayang, Raheem Sterling & Mason Mount featuring in attack, while Kovacic & Ruben Loftus cheek were deployed in the middle of the pack. Veteran centre back Thiago Silva got the nod in the defense alongside Fofana & Koulibaly, while Reece James & Ben chilwell took their spots in the right & left wingback positions respectively.
This would pay off as the blues took the lead in the 24th minute through Wesley Fofana, scoring his first goal for his new club. Piere-Emerick Aubamayang & Reece James got in the scoresheet in the 2nd half to seal Chelsea’s first victory in the UCL this term which saw them ascend to 2nd position in group E with 4 points.
Former Arsenal & Barcelona star forward, Piere-Emerick Aubamayang has really impressed in the centre forward role for the West Londoners in their recent establishments. The talisman has notched home 2 goals in his only 4 appearances for the Blues including the 2nd goal in their 3-0 win against the Rossoneri yesterday.
The 33 year old is known for his pace, creativity, aerial prowess & he is a lethal finisher.
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With Kai Havertz struggling to produce consistent perfomances in the lone striker position this season, Pierre-Emerick Aubamayang who has already displayed his exceptional eye for goal, could be a solution to Chelsea’s striker problems.