The Champions League action continues on Wednesday and there looks set to be another thrilling contest at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea host AC Milan in west London. Here’s two well-priced tips ahead of the showdown between the Blues and the Rossoneri.
Chelsea vs AC Milan Betting Tips
It’s a battle between top and bottom in Group E, as frontrunners AC Milan make the trip to the English capital.
There’s very little to choose between the four sides in the group at this stage after two rounds of fixtures, with three points separating top from bottom.
However, Chelsea will not want to get cut adrift and will be desperate to pick up their first win of the Champions League campaign after a defeat at Dinamo Zagreb and a draw at home to RB Salzburg.
Stefano Pioli’s Milan managed a stalemate on the road at Salzburg, before a comprehensive 3-1 win over Zagreb at the San Siro in their last Champions League outing.
Chelsea will have to continue without the services of first-choice keeper Edouard Mendy and influential midfielder N’Golo Kante as they continue to recover from knee and thigh injuries respectively.
Marc Cucurella and Carney Chukwuemeka both missed the weekend’s 2-1 win over Crystal Palace for the Blues due to illness and face a race against time to be ready for Wednesday.
As for Milan, they have been having to cope without a host of first-team players, with the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Theo Hernandez, Mike Maignan, Divock Origi, Junior Messias and Alessandro Florenzi all sidelined.
With Simon Kjaer, Alexis Saelemaekers and Davide Calabria also picking up injuries in their win over Empoli at the weekend, Piolo has a selection headache ahead of the trip to London.
Considering the defensive record of both these teams of late, this should be a high-scoring contest at the Bridge.
Chelsea have had their problems at the back and have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last eight games in all competitions.
Milan have not fared much better as they have gone their last six games without keeping the opposition off the scoresheet.
In what should be a match with plenty of chances, Milan should get on the scoresheet but Chelsea have enough quality to get the win against the injury-ridden Rossoneri.
Playing against his former club, Olivier Giroud might well feel like he has a point to prove against his old employers.
The 36-year-old might be advancing in years but he continues to be a serious threat in both the air and with the ball on the deck.
Four goals in eight league appearances sees Giroud as the joint-leading goalscorer at Milan this season and it would be no surprise to see the Frenchman pop up with another goal for his Stamford Bridge collection on Wednesday night.