Champions League, Chelsea vs Milan: probable line-ups

An injury-struck Milan are hoping to put one foot in the Round of 16 of the Champions League with a win over an inconsistent Chelsea this evening.

The match between the Blues and the Rossoneri kicks off at 20:00 UK time at Stamford Bridge in London.

The Rossoneri have found themselves in a difficult position after the recent international break, losing a number of key players to injuries. Stefano Pioli cannot count on Mike Maignan, Simon Kjaer, Theo Hernandez, Davide Calabria, Alessandro Florenzi, Alexis Saelemaekers, Divock Origi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, severely limiting his options.

Things are much more positive for Graham Potter, who has seen Edouard Mendy, Marc Cucurella and N’Golo Kante all return to squad training yesterday, putting them in contention for Chelsea’s must-win match. The Blues currently sit bottom of Group E with one point, making tonight’s game key if they want to retain any hope of progressing to the knock-out stages.

Probable line-ups for the Champions League clash between Chelsea and Milan

Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Mendy; James, Fofana, Thiago Silva, Chilwell; Jorginho, Kovacic; Pulisic, Mount, Sterling; Aubameyang.

Milan (4-2-3-1): Tatarusanu; Dest, Kalulu, Tomori, Ballo Toure; Tonali, Bennacer; Krunic, De Ketelaere, Leao; Giroud.

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