Chelsea take on RB Salzburg on Wednesday 14 September at 7pm GMT at Stamford Bridge as part of matchday two of Group E of the UEFA Champions League TV. Beaten by Dinamo Zagreb last week, the Blues want to redeem themselves against the Austrians.
Beaten by Dinamo Zagreb (1-0) for their entry into the UCL, Chelsea announced the departure of Thomas Tuchel, since replaced by Graham Potter. The latter has never coached in the Champions League and will be keen to pass his first test after the postponement of Premier League matches this weekend due to the death of Queen Elizabeth II. He will be without his Senegalese goalkeeper Edouard Mendy after an injury contracted against West Ham. N’Golo Kanté will also miss in the middle. While the Moroccan Hakim Ziyech should start on the bench. The Senegalese Kalidou Koulibaly and the Gabonese Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are announce as holders.
Salzburg want to play a bad trick on Chelse
Opposite, RB Salzburg has everything of a trap opponent, in this group E. The Austrian club started with a draw against AC Milan (1-1). And he intends to create the sensation against an opponent who is not in his best shape. Malians Ousmane Diakité and Seko Koita are out through injury while their compatriot Mamady Diambou is not eligible to play in the Champions League just like Nigerian Samson Tijani. The Malian, Youba Diarra, back from loan from TSV Hartberg. Will not be aligned in the starting lineup of the Austrian club.
The probable compositions of the two teams Chelsea vs RB Salzburg:
Chelsea: Kepa-Azpilicueta, Koulibaly, Fofana-James, Jorginho, Kovacic, Mount, Cucurella-Aubameyang, Sterling.
RB Salzburg: Kohn – Dedic, Bernardo, Pavlovic, Ulmer – Capaldo, Seiwarld, Kjaergaard – Kameri – Fernando, Okafor.