Champions League: Giroud, Tomori meet a totally different Chelsea at Stamford Bridge

It wasn’t such a sweet homecoming for these two former Chelsea players – Olivier Giroud and Fikayo Tomori as they were greeted with a heavy defeated at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.Champions League: Giroud, Tomori meet a totally different Chelsea at Stamford Bridge

Despite receiving a standing ovation from the Chelsea fans, Olivier Giroud and Fikayo Tomori also received a humbling defeat from the Graham Potters’ men during their Champions League game.

Two Chelsea summer signings – Wesley Fofana and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were both on target doe the Blues, along side Reece James as they cruised to comfortable 3-0 win over the Italian Champions.

The Blues entered the Champions League without a single victory; they lost 1-0 to Dinamo Zagreb in their first match and drew 0-0 at home against RB Salzburg.

With a 90th-minute winner from Conor Gallagher, they eventually managed to gain some momentum under new manager Graham Potter as they defeated Crystal Palace 2-1.

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Milan did most of the attacking in the opening minutes of the game, which put Chelsea on the back foot. However, the hosts eventually took the lead.

After winning many headers from corners, Silva started applying pressure to the Milan defense before Fofana scored off a rebound after the visitors failed to clear the ball from their box.

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After gaining the lead, Chelsea had the game under control and played with much more assurance.

In the 56th minute, Aubameyang poked in James’ cross for his first goal in the Champions League since the 2017–18 campaign and Chelsea’s 300th goal at Stamford Bridge in all European competitions.

James then scored his own goal to make it 3-0, finishing expertly at the near post to give Chelsea the victory.

In Group E, Chelsea surpasses Milan to take second place, dropping the Italians to third.

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Prior to the rematch the next week, Milan plays Juventus in Serie A while Chelsea hosts Wolves in the Premier League.

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