Chelsea have put themselves in a strong position to qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League after a 2-0 away win at AC Milan. Jorginho dispatched a penalty after Fikayo Tomori was controversially sent off for pulling Mason Mount back in the 18th minute. Mount then supplied the pass for a simple Pierre Emerick Aubameyang finish to further extend the lead. Chelsea secured consecutive victories over Italian giants AC Milan – and they had a helping hand from one of their former employees.
Chelsea were inconsistent under Thomas Tuchelwhich later led to the Club parting ways with the manager. Chelsea strikers performed poorly under the manager and were considered flops.Thomas Tuchel signed Romelu Lukaku last year in an attempt to get a clinical striker who could finish off Chelsea’s chances. Romelu Lukaku did not live up to the expectations as he was considered as a flop.
Graham Potter has however shown that Thomas Tuchel was the manager at fault and not the players. Chelsea players who were considered flops under Thomas Tuchel are now performing well under Graham Potter. This means that Thomas Tuchel’s tactics did not favour the strikers and this is why they struggled to perform under the former Chelsea’s manager.
Fikayo Tomori was sent off inside the first 20 minutes for dragging down Mason Mount in the box. And Jorginho, hop skipped and jumped before placing the ball in the back of the net from the penalty spot. But Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang’s goal sealed the deal for Chelsea who are now sitting top of Champions League Group E. Potter’s Blues claimed a fourth victory on the spin and a third clean sheet in a row.
They go top of the group in the Champions League just seven days after being bottom. Jorginho’s penalty and a fine Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang finish sealed Chelsea’s fourth win in a row in all competitions under Graham Potter. Despite the fact it came against one of his former clubs, Aubameyang celebrated enthusiastically with an acrobatic flip and Chelsea’s travelling fans cheered from a top tier inside the San Siro. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang took his goal brilliantly. He’snL now looking like the player all Chelsea fans were hoping for.
Chelsea were afforded a much easier night than they will have expected in Milan, as a controversial refereeing decision dominated the narrative at San Siro. The game was just 18 minutes old when former Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori was sent off for hauling down Mason Mount when through on goal. The referee awarded a penalty but also produced a red card for Tomori whilst apparently ignoring the double jeopardy rule. The rule exists to prevents a team being punished twice for the same incident, and from the moment Jorginho tucked away the penalty it felt it was already over as a contest.