Former Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang & Wesley Fofana scored as Chelsea secured a comfortable 3-0 victory over AC Milan in Champion League.
Chelsea won their first game in Champions League Group E as goals from Wesley Fofana, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Reece James sealed a resounding 3-0 victory over Milan on Wednesday.
Aubameyang and Fofana both scored their first Champions League goals for Chelsea against the Seria A Champion.
Wesley Fofana opened the scoresheet for Chelsea in the 24th minute, before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang doubled the lead in the 54th minute of the game.
Reece James scored the third goal of the match to become the youngest Chelsea player ever to both score and assist a goal in the same UEFA Champions League game.
Graham Potter’s side had picked up just one point from their opening two games against Salzburg and Dinamo Zagreb, but victory at Stamford Bridge against the Serie A champions has revived their bid to reach the knockout stages.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scores against the club where his senior career began. Chelsea on course for their first UCL win of the season.
These win means a lot to Chelsea
Failure to secure three points here would have severely damaged Chelsea’s hopes of reaching the last 16, yet a superb display – and result – saw them leapfrog Milan into second in the group, just a point behind Salzburg.
Milan, who had only one shot on target, were well off the pace and have now won just one of their 21 away European matches in England.
Fofana’s joy turns to disappointment
It was a game of mixed emotions for Fofana. The 21-year-old opened his account for his new club with a close-range finish, but his participation ended just 14 minutes later when he hobbled off after appearing to hurt his knee in a clash with Rafael Leao.
The clubs will be in domestic action on Saturday ahead of next week’s match, Chelsea hosting Wolves and Milan hosting Juventus.