Potter guides Chelsea to end Italian hoodoo
Chelsea secured an important victory by beating A.C. Milan 2-0 in Champions League.
The Blues secured an early path to victory after the first 21 minutes with defender Fikayo Tomori sent off and the visitors getting a penalty that gave them the lead through Jorginho.
Chelsea doubled their lead before halftime through the Gabonese striker Aubameyang, as the forward has now scored in three successive appearances for the Blues.
The early dismissal affected the hosts greatly to fail in all their attempts to return to the game and reflected on their ball possession, which did not exceed 30% throughout the game, with a lone shot on target, highlighting a completely disappointing night for the reigning Serie A champions.
Victory gave Chelsea the top spot of Group E with 7 points, while Milan’s stumbled with just 4 points in third place, with two rounds remaining before the end of the group stage.
Coach Graham Potter secured his fourth win with Chelsea in all competitions, helping the Blues to end their hoodoo in Italian stadiums, as the team – Before today’s match – lost the last five games as a visitor against Italian clubs in the Champions League, with a total score of 12-2.
Chelsea now is one win away from securing qualification for the last 16.