AC Milan vs Chelsea LIVE: Champions League result, final score and reaction after Reece James injury

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Chelsea took a huge step towards booking their place in the Champions League knockout stages after beating 10-man AC Milan at the San Siro.

The game turned following a controversial red card shown to former Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori, who was sent off for pulling back Mason Mount in the box.

Jorginho stepped up to convert the penalty and although Milan responded well to going behind, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang finished off a slick move to double their lead.

Chelsea played out the second half to earn a professional win, but their victory was dampened by the sight of Reece James going off injured after an awkward landing.

The win moved Chelsea top of Group E after Salzburg and Zagreb played out a 1-1 draw. Follow reaction to Chelsea’s win at the San Siro, below.

AC Milan vs Chelsea

  • RED CARD! Tomori sent off against former team after pulling back Mount

  • GOAL! Jorginho then converts the penalty against 10-man Milan (0-1)

  • GOAL! Aubameyang doubles lead after finishing slick move (0-2)

  • James brought off with apparent leg injury

  • FULL TIME! Chelsea move top of group with back-to-back wins over Milan

AC Milan 0 - 2 Chelsea FC

FULL TIME! AC Milan 0-2 Chelsea

22:02 , Jamie Braidwood

And how quickly the picture has changed for Chelsea in the Champions League. Back-to-back wins over Milan has put Graham Potter’s side on the brink of progress to the last 16.

One more win against either Salzburg or Dinamo Zabreg and they will be through.

FULL TIME! AC Milan 0-2 Chelsea

21:57 , Jamie Braidwood

A big result for Chelsea as they move top of Group E. The game turned on Tomori’s red card and Jorginho’s penalty, but from there it was a professional job from Graham Potter’s side.

AC Milan 0-2 Chelsea

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90+3 mins: The points are shared between Zagreb and Salzburg. So Chelsea will be going top tonight. They were bottom two games ago!

AC Milan 0-2 Chelsea

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90 mins: A late shot from Milan. Origi cuts inside onto his right foot but his strike is straight at Kepa, who is keeping his hands on Chelsea’s starting spot with a third consecutive clean sheet.

AC Milan 0-2 Chelsea

21:51 , Jamie Braidwood

87 mins: Into the closing stages now. Chilwell takes a shot from distance because, well why not at this point. It’s dragged wide.

Cucurella will be Chelsea’s fifth change.

AC Milan 0-2 Chelsea

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85 mins: Chelsea have one more change to make - which really goes to show how strong their bench is. They’ve still got Pulisic, Broja, and Cucurella who could have come on - while youngsters like Chukwuemeka might also get some minutes.

AC Milan 0-2 Chelsea

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80 mins: Now for the next round of changes. Havertz is on for Aubameyang while Divock Origi comes on for Milan.

AC Milan 0-2 Chelsea

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78 mins: The sound of whistles in the San Siro tells you that Chelsea are knocking the ball around well. Tonali is lucky the referee didn’t see a kick on international teammate Jorginho.

AC Milan 0-2 Chelsea

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75 mins: Chance! Great play from Loftus-Cheek, who strides forward and then slides in a great ball towards Aubameyang. The striker is unable to get the ball out of his feet inside the box and Dest gets back to make the challenge.

Just before, Leao almost got in thanks to a slip from Chalobah, but the defender got back and helped Koulibaly win it back.

AC Milan 0-2 Chelsea

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73 mins: It’s still 1-1 in the other game in Group E between Salzburg and Zagreb. Chelsea heading top as it stands...

AC Milan 0-2 Chelsea

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70 mins: There’s still an impressive noise in the San Siro. The Milan fans haven’t given up even if their team has.

AC Milan 0-2 Chelsea

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66 mins: There’s another yellow card - this time for the Milan substitute Tommaso Pobega. The game has lost all its flow now. Hardly a contest. But Chelsea are doing a professional job.

AC Milan 0-2 Chelsea

21:27 , Jamie Braidwood

63 mins: That’s a big concern for Chelsea. This game is all but over but an injury to one of their key players is not what they need. Also significant to any England fans ahead of the World Cup, which is just weeks away.

AC Milan 0-2 Chelsea

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60 mins: Ah, James is back down again. Leao went past him quite quickly there - something wasn’t quite right.

Azpilicueta is coming on for him, as is Loftus-Cheek who replaces Sterling.

AC Milan 0-2 Chelsea

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59 mins: Chance! Leao produces a moment of magic on the wing as he works space for the cross. It goes through to Dest who is arriving at the back post, but he blazes it wide.

AC Milan 0-2 Chelsea

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57 mins: James is back up. It maybe looked (and felt) worse than it was after his right leg lanted and knee jarred.

AC Milan 0-2 Chelsea

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55 mins: Oh no... Reece James is down and is getting treatment. He was challenging Hernandez for the ball and he came down awkwardly on his knee.

AC Milan 0-2 Chelsea

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53 mins: Chelsea go close to making it three again. First Chilwell whips a ball across, which Aubameyang almost gets a touch too, before Kovacic scuffs a volley and Aubameyang almost steers it in at the back post. Tatarusanu saves.

AC Milan 0-2 Chelsea

21:13 , Jamie Braidwood

49 mins: Chance! Oh it should be three. Chalobah slides a lovely ball through to Gallagher, who rounds Tatarusanu but can’t squeeze his finish in from the tight angle. Nice run, nice move.

AC Milan 0-2 Chelsea

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48 mins: Save! Milan threaten down the right and Kepa is forced into a stop to deny Tonali, before Silva clears.

AC Milan 0-2 Chelsea

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Back underway at the San Siro. Gallagher has replaced Mason Mount, who was on a yellow card.

HALF TIME: AC Milan 0-2 Chelsea

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It’s three goals in five now for Aubameyang. He’s settling in nicely.

Connor Gallagher looks set to come on for the Blues.

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HALF TIME: AC Milan 0-2 Chelsea

21:02 , Jamie Braidwood

Given the relentless nature of the Premier League and Champions League this season, you would imagine Graham Potter will relish the chance to rest some of his starters in this second half. The game looks to be in a comfortable position for Chelsea.

HALF TIME: AC Milan 0-2 Chelsea

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Referee Daniel Siebert made a swift exit at half time after being booed off by the Milan fans. He has not been shy with his cards in the first half...

HALF TIME: AC Milan 0-2 Chelsea

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Chelsea lead through Jorginho's penalty and Aubameyang's second but Tomori's controversial red card is the big talking point at the San Siro.

AC Milan 0-2 Chelsea

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45 +2 mins: Chelsea play keep ball in the Milan half before Kovacic almost rolls in Mount, who made a nice run. Milan look beaten already.

AC Milan 0-2 Chelsea

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45 mins: We were expecting there to be a lot of added time after all the free kicks and stoppages and indeed there is. Five minutes added on.

AC Milan 0-2 Chelsea

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44 mins: Save! Superb from Mount to roll away from Hernandez and fire a low shot, which is saved by Tatarusanu at his near post. Mount has had a brilliant first half.

AC Milan 0-2 Chelsea

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42 mins: Zabreg have now equalised against Salzburg - long way to go there but it puts Chelsea top as things stand.

AC Milan 0-2 Chelsea

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40 mins: Graham Potter will be very satisfied with his how team are going about their business now - just stroking the ball around and opening Milan up using the space.

Which is just what they did for the goal. That was a lovely goal from Chelsea.

AC Milan 0-2 Chelsea

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36 mins: Things are suddenly looking pretty good for Chelsea. Remember when they drew at home to Salzburg and were bottom?

There’s another booking - this time for Tonali for dissent. It’s already pretty ugly and it could get worse.

Milan now sacrifice the attacker Diaz for right back Dest.

GOAL! AC Milan 0-2 Chelsea (AUBAMEYANG 33’)

20:35 , Jamie Braidwood

Game over? But what a goal from Chelsea! Great football.

After a slick move, Mount slips in Aubameyang, who moves Sterling out the way, and then finishes past Tatarusanu at his near post.

It’s his third goal already for Chelsea.

AC Milan 0-1 Chelsea

20:33 , Jamie Braidwood

31 mins: Milan have responded well to the red card and going behind but now Hernandez blazes a free kick high and wide.

And now a yellow card for Gabbia after a foul on Mount. The referee has lost control of this one.

AC Milan 0-1 Chelsea

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AC Milan 0-1 Chelsea

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29 mins: Milan have a sense of injustice now and are fired up for this. Sterling is booked, even though it looked like Krunic was the one who slid in on him. It’s getting fiery.

AC Milan 0-1 Chelsea

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26 mins: CHANCE! How has Giroud not scored?! It should be level at 1-1.

Diaz picks out a brilliant cross and Giroud is unmarked in the middle.

But the header from in front of the posts is skewed wide! What a miss.

AC Milan 0-1 Chelsea

20:27 , Jamie Braidwood

24 mins: The Milan fans and neutrals will hate to hear this, but what a boost for Chelsea. Suddenly, a potentially awkward night looks much simpler against 10 men.

This has been a bad night already for Uefa officials and referees, though.

GOAL! AC Milan 0-1 Chelsea (JORGINHO pen 21’)

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A skip from Jorginho before he sends Tatarusanu the wrong way.

Simple stuff from the Italian.

But there will be lots of debate about that red card for Tomori.

AC Milan 0-0 Chelsea - Penalty to Chelsea!

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The Milan players continue to protest. But there’s no VAR check incoming. This will stand.

It’s a ridiculous decision and I hope it doesn’t kill the game.

Now Giroud has been booked. The Milan fans are furious.

AC Milan 0-0 Chelsea - Penalty to Chelsea!

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And a red card for Tomori! He can’t believe it.

It’s harsh. James plays a brilliant ball to put through Mount on goal. Tomori is on the wrong side, and pulls Mount back. It’s a penalty, but a red card? Surely not!

AC Milan 0-0 Chelsea

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14 mins: Neither side have been able to take charge of this one. Lots of free kicks so far, and it’s all quite scrappy. Elsewhere in Group E, Salzburg have taken the lead against Dinamo Zagreb. They could be moving to eight points tonight as things stand.

AC Milan 0-0 Chelsea

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11 mins: Sterling has his first chance to run at the Milan defence but he is stopped well by Bennacer as he made his way into the box. Kovacic then gets unlucky after winning the ball back from Bennacer high up the pitch, but the referee brings it back for a foul.

AC Milan 0-0 Chelsea

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8 mins: Mount goes short but Milan clear through Leao, who brings the ball out and launches the counter. Sterling gets back well to cut it out. There are some tasty challenges flying in, too, with Hernandez a little lucky not to be picked up for a late foul on Mount.

AC Milan 0-0 Chelsea

20:10 , Jamie Braidwood

6 mins: Milan have started well in front of their home crowd. A response is expected from them after Chelsea’s comfortably 3-0 win at Stamford Bridge. Cheslea get their first attack as James lofts a ball over to Aubameyang, as Gabbia steers the ball behind for a corner.

AC Milan 0-0 Chelsea

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3 mins: The return of Hernandez is a big boost to Milan. The captain charges forward until he is brought down by Koulibaly, who has played against Milan plenty of times from his Napoli days.

Mount is able to hack away the cross from Tonali.

AC Milan 0-0 Chelsea

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1 min: There’s an early coming together between former Chelsea teammates Mount and Tomori, who ends up on the floor. Milan resume with a free kick.

AC Milan 0-0 Chelsea

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Underway in Milan! Some noise.

AC Milan vs Chelsea

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The atmosphere in the San Siro is absolutely electric. There’s a huge tifo on the Curva Sud and it seems deafeningly loud. The teams are out and kick-off is moments away.

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AC Milan vs Chelsea

19:47 , Jamie Braidwood

There are two full-time results from tonight’s early Champions League games. Manchester City have failed to score for the first time this season after Pep Guardiola’s side were held to a 0-0 draw by Copenhagen.

In a game marred by VAR decisions and overturns, City had an opening goal scored by Rodri ruled out for a handball on Riyad Mahrez. City, who rested Erling Haaland, were then awarded a penalty but Mahrez saw his effort from the spot saved.

And there was a further VAR decision that went against City as left back Sergio Gomez was sent off for pulling back a Copenhagen forward on the edge of the box when he was through on goal.

Elsewhere, Juventus have been beaten 2-0 by Maccabi Haifa as things go from bad to worse for the Italian side. They now face an uphill task to qualify for the last 16.

AC Milan vs Chelsea

19:45 , Jamie Braidwood

Graham Potter has praised Thiago Silva and the impression the 38-year-old defender has made on him since taking charge last month, but insists it is too soon to talk about whether the Brazil international will renew his contract at Stamford Bridge.

“He’s an incredible person, an incredible player. The level he can play at and the amount of respect he has throughout the game is incredible,” Potter said. “All I can do is help him reach the best levels he can at the club. And the rest is something for him and the club to think about.”

AC Milan vs Chelsea

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Chelsea were dealt a blow in the build up to their trip to Milan as N’Golo Kante suffered a fresh setback in training as he recovers from a hamstring injury.

Kante, who has been out of action since suffering a hamstring problem in the Blues’ 2-2 Premier League draw with Tottenham on August 14, stayed in London on Monday after encountering an issue in training.

Chelsea boss Graham Potter acknowledged both player and club now faced a nervous wait for the results of scans.

“It’s not ideal, disappointing for him and us, but we have to wait and see the extent of it, and go from there,” Potter said.

AC Milan vs Chelsea

19:29 , Jamie Braidwood

Fikayo Tomori has vowed AC Milan will vent their anger for last week’s below-par showing at Stamford Bridge when hosting the Blues at the San Siro.

“I think for us we knew that it wasn’t us (against Chelsea), we didn’t play as we have been playing since I’ve been here,” the former Chelsea defender said.

“Especially in a tough game at a big stadium in the Champions League, that’s when we want to show it and we didn’t really do it. So it was disappointing for us.

“That was not Milan and that was not myself as well. But the good thing was we had another game against Juventus, we had the chance to correct it and we did that with a good performance and a win.

“Now we have another chance a week after in front of our fans to put that game against Chelsea to bed and hopefully put in a good performance and get a result.”

AC Milan vs Chelsea

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AC Milan stands for stars, history and glory - but after more than a decade away from the top, is it already too late for Italy’s most storied club to become what they were?

Miguel Delaney looks at the challenges facing the Rossoneri caused by the growing financial inequalities of European football and illustrated by their 3-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge last week.

In the era of the super clubs, can Milan ever be Milan again?

AC Milan vs Chelsea

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Graham Potter said it would be “special” to win at the San Siro ahead of his biggest game as Chelsea boss so far.

Asked whether his side could pull of the rare feat of winning away at Milan as the English side, Potter said:

“That’s our challenge and it’s what we have to try to do. It’s an incredible place here, a completely different game.

“AC Milan will try to use home advantage like we did. Two good teams, two quite evenly matched teams. It’s going to be a fantastic game and I’m really looking forward to it.

“We’re expecting a really tough game. AC Milan have got a lot of fantastic players, a really well organised team. They’re very flexible -- they can set up, attack and defend in a lots of ways.”

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AC Milan vs Chelsea: Team news!

19:02 , Jamie Braidwood

Here’s the confirmed line-ups. Chelsea make several changes from the weekend, with Thiago Silva, Reece James, Ben Chilwell, Matteo Kovacic, Raheem Sterling and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang all coming back into the side.

In fact, there are only two changes from the team that beat Milan 3-0 last week. Trevoh Chalobah starts ahead of the injured Wesley Fofana while Jorginho comes in for Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

AC Milan vs Chelsea: Team news!

18:53 , Jamie Braidwood

And here’s the home side... Pretty much as expected, but Matteo Gabbia replaces Sergino Dest. Theo Hernandez returns.

Milan: Tatarusanu; Gabbia, Kalulu, Tomori, Hernandez; Bennacer, Tonali; Krunic, Diaz, Leao; Giroud

AC Milan vs Chelsea: Team news!

18:45 , Jamie Braidwood

Here’s tonight’s Chelsea team...

Starting XI: Kepa; Chalobah, Silva, Koulibaly; James, Jorginho, Kovacic, Chilwell; Mount, Aubameyang, Sterling

Subs: Bettinelli, Mendy, Azpilicueta, Cucurella, Gallagher, Loftus-Cheek, Zakaria, Chukwuemeka, Havertz, Pulisic, Broja

AC Milan vs Chelsea: Prediction

18:42 , Jamie Braidwood

This should be much tougher for Chelsea than last week’s fixture at Stamford Bridge. Milan will offer more of a threat but a draw should still be a good result for the Blues. Milan 1-1 Chelsea

Odds

Milan: 9/5

Draw: 11/5

Chelsea: 6/5

AC Milan vs Chelsea: Early team news

18:38 , Jamie Braidwood

Graham Potter rotated his team for the 3-0 win over Wolves on Saturday so Reece James, Raheem Sterling, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Matteo Kovacic can all expect to come back into the side. N’Golo Kante remains out while Wesley Fofana picked up a knee injury in the win over Milan last week.

Milan welcomed back Theo Hernandez for the 2-0 win over Juventus last weekend but they remain without goalkeeper Mike Maignan, as well as Alexis Saelemaekers, Simon Kjaer and Alessandro Florenzi. Olivier Giroud will continue to lead the line with support from Rafael Leao and Brahim Diaz.

Predicted line-ups

Milan: Tatarusanu; Dest, Kalulu, Tomori, Hernandez; Bennacer, Tonali; Krunic, Diaz, Leao; Giroud

Chelsea: Kepa; Azpilicueta, Silva, Koulibaly; James, Jorginho, Kovacic, Chilwell; Mount, Aubameyang, Sterling

AC Milan vs Chelsea

18:37 , Jamie Braidwood

The match will kick off at 8pm BST on Tuesday 11 October at the San Siro, Milan.

How can I watch it?

It will be shown live on BT Sport 2, with coverage starting from 7pm. BT Sport subscribers can also stream the match live on the BT Sport website and mobile app.

AC Milan vs Chelsea

18:36 , Jamie Braidwood

Hello and good evening to tonight’s coverage of AC Milan vs Chelsea in the Champions League. Graham Potter’s side are hoping to repeat their performance from last Wednesday when they swept Milan aside 3-0 at Stamford Bridge on their march towards qualification for the knockouts.

That victory threw Group E wide open with just two points separating leaders RB Salzburg, on five points, and Dinamo Zagreb at either end of the table. Both Chelsea and Milan have four points each meaning whoever wins tonight will be better placed ahead of the final two fixtures of the group stages.

We’ll have live build-up and team news until kick off at 8pm.

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