Talking to the media Tuesday, Potter emphasised the importance of Wednesday’s match.
“We’ll check out for three factors,” he stated, via Football London. “It is important to win, but we’re actively playing in opposition to a prime opponent. So we have to play perfectly and develop a great atmosphere.
“They (AC Milan) are a best crew, as were being Salzburg in terms of how aggressive they ended up,” he additional. “Every single video game is unique. It is a huge obstacle for us.”
AC Milan is coming into this recreation in leading type, with only one reduction in Serie A. Stefano Pioli’s squad has been struck with accidents, with Theo Hernandez, Mike Maignan, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Divock Origi, Junior Messias, Alessandro Florenzi, Simon Kjaer, Alexis Saelemaekers and Davide Calabria all established to pass up the excursion to Stamford Bridge. Former Chelsea adult males Fikayo Tomori and Olivier Giroud are most likely to commence for Milan as properly as United States defender Sergino Dest.
Chelsea confirmed on its site that Potter has a complete squad for the fixture as Edouard Mendy, N’Golo Kante, Marc Cucurella and Carney Chukwuemeka have returned to teaching this 7 days following getting unavailable versus Crystal Palace. It is probable that the Blues will commence with Thiago Silva and Wesley Fofana on protection.
Chelsea predicted lineup: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Reese James, Wesley Fofana, Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell, Mason Mount, Mateo Kovacic, Conor Gallagher, Kai Havertz, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Raheem Sterling.
AC Milan predicted lineup: Ciprian Tatarusanu, Sergino Dest, Pierre Kalulu, Fikayo Tomori, Fode Ballo-Toure, Sandro Tonali, Ismael Bennacer, Rade Krunic, Charles De Ketelaere, Rafael Leao and Olivier Giroud.