Chelsea wins in Milan after Fikayo Tomori red card

Chelsea wins in Milan after Fikayo Tomori red card

With a 2-0 victory over AC Milan at the San Siro on Tuesday, Chelsea ascended to the top of Group E in the Champions League.

Graham Potter’s team scored goals from Jorginho and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, while former Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori was sent off for the hosts.

Chelsea wins in Milan after Fikayo Tomori red card
Chelsea wins in Milan after Fikayo Tomori red card

The match’s opening pivotal moment was a game-changer. When Mason Mount was deemed to have been dragged back inside the penalty area by Tomori in the 18th minute, the referee awarded Chelsea a penalty and dismissed Tomori. Jorginho easily converted his penalty kick to give Chelsea a 1-0 lead.

Milan faced an uphill battle from that point forward. The referee persisted in slowing down the game by repeatedly blowing for fouls and issuing yellow cards, which was perfect for Chelsea but infuriating for Milan. The referee issued a total of nine yellow and one red cards.

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After 35 minutes, Aubameyang skillfully completed a daring Chelsea move to double Chelsea’s lead and leave the hosts with no chance to respond.

However, Chelsea’s night wasn’t quite ideal since the excellent Reece James was injured after a tackle on Theo Hernandez. The full-back attempted to continue, but moments later he was taken out as a substitute. The good news for Chelsea and England supporters is that he left, despite the fact that he appeared to be uncomfortable.

Chelsea maintained control of the game and put on a clinic on how to play against 10 men in the second half. They confidently juggled the ball about, lengthening the field and severely restricting Milan. Milan ultimately won the game with just one shot on goal.

With this victory, Chelsea moves to the top of Group E, one point ahead of Salzburg, and is in a very strong position going into their final two games.

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