Big performance by Chelsea as they dumped their visitors, AC Milan in the ongoing UEFA Champions League. It was REECE JAMES who literally tore AC Milan to shreds as Chelsea strolled to a comfortable 3-0 win against last year’s Serie A winners.
That’s a man of the match performance by the star boy
The Italian champions were made to look bang average, mainly thanks to the sheer brilliance of James.
Reece James scored and assisted as the Blues registered their first Champions League win of the season
James provided an assist for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and scored himself, after Wesley Fofana had opened the scoring in the first-half.
He shone in defence too, so much so the dangerous Rafael Leao, who Chelsea want to sign, was hooked with 20 minutes still left to play.
Thiago Silva put in another assured display at the back, not shying away from the physical battle with Olivier Giroud.
It was the best performance of the Graham Potter regime so far, and anything other than three points would have made qualifying for the knockouts an uphill task.
Kepa Arrizabalaga – 6
Has performed well after being given his chance between the sticks.
Was barely called into action by the Italian champions, but sprang into life to deny Charles De Ketelaere in the closing stages of the first-half.
Impressive with his feet, knowing when to go short and when to play long and clear his lines.
Wesley Fofana – 6
Less assured than his two centre-back team-mates at the back in the early stages, but understandable given his lack of experience in the competition.
In the right place at the right time to open the scoring, sliding the ball home after a goalmouth scramble for his first Chelsea goal.
Unlucky to be forced off before half-time with injury just as he was starting to settle after his goal.