After a disappointing performance in London, that ended with a 3-0 defeat, AC Milan v Chelsea at the San Siro on Matchday 4 in the Champions League, presents an immediate opportunity of the Rossoneri to show the Premier League side why they are reigning Serie A champions.
Stefano Pioli‘s team dropped down to third place in Group E with that loss, but remain tied on four points with The Blues, and victory on Tuesday night could now be crucial for their hopes of progressing to the latter stages of the competition.
AC Milan v Chelsea: Predicted line-ups
Although goalkeeper Mike Maignan and experienced centre-back Simon Kjaer remain absent after the defensive collapse in London, the potential return of full-backs Davide Calabria and Theo Hernandez could be just the boost Milan need as they go in search of victory.
Chelsea will be without €80 million summer signing Wesley Fofana, who suffered a knee injury shortly after giving them the lead on Matchday 3, while midfielder N’Golo Kante is still missing. Other than that, coach Graham Potter will head to Italy with a full and expensively assembled squad to pick from.
AC Milan predicted XI v Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Tatarusanu, Dest, Tomori, Kalulu, Hernandez; Tonali, Bennacer; Krunic, De Ketelaere, Leao; Giroud.
Chelsea predicted XI v AC Milan (3-4-2-1): Kepa; Azpilicueta, Silva, Koulibaly; James, Jorginho, Kovacic, Chilwell; Mount, Sterling; Aubameyang.
AC Milan v Chelsea: When does the Champions League fixture start?
The Champions League Matchday 4 fixture of AC Milan v Chelsea kicks off at 21:00 CEST – local time in Italy – making it a 20:00 kick-off in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
In the United States, kick-off of AC Milan v Chelsea is 15:00 ET or 12:00 PT.
AC Milan v Chelsea: Where to watch the Champions League fixture?
In the United States, every Champions League game in 2022/23 can be seen on Paramount+, including AC Milan v Chelsea and the other standout fixtures of Champions League Matchday 4.
In the United Kingdom and Ireland, you can watch Chelsea v AC Milan on BT Sport 1.