Chelsea FC XI vs AC Milan: starting grid, team news confirmed, last injury for Champions League tonight

Graham Potter has Marc Cucurella, Edouard Mendy and N’Golo Kante back after missing out on the recent win over Crystal Palace, in a triple boost to his plans.

The Blues boss confirmed that Mendy will be fighting Kepa Arrizabalaga for the No. 1 spot after missing the last three games, and Potter has kept his faith in the Spaniard ahead of the Stamford Bridge game.


Kante is “training more and more” but is not ready to play tonight with his rehab being carefully handled. He misses the team completely.

Jorginho and Kai Havertz were both doubtful with minor muscle injuries going into the game despite training on Tuesday morning, with the pair only fit enough for places on the bench.

Marc Cucurella is also one of the substitutes, as Ben Chilwell is the preferred left-back, while Potter opts for a back three if Kalidou Koulibaly gets his chance to impress the new boss.

Chelsea are currently bottom of Group E, having lost their opening game at Dinamo Zagreb before a draw with RB Salzburg at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea XI: Kepa, Fofana, Silva, Koulibaly, James, Kovacic, Loftus-Cheek, Chilwell, Mount, Aubameyang, Sterling

Subscribers: Bettinelli, Mendy; Chalobah, Azpilicueta, Cucurella; Zakaria, Jorginho, Gallagher; Ziyech, Broja, Pulisic, Havertz