Match Today: Chelsea vs Red Bull Salzburg 14-09-2022 UEFA Champions League
Chelsea will host Red Bull Salzburg Salzburg in the Champions League on Wednesday and the Blues will be looking for their first win in the European Championship.
Chelsea lost 1-0 at the hands of Dinamo Zagreb in the opening game of the group and the team will try hard to come back strong when they face hosts Red Bull Salzburg Salzburg at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.
New manager Graham Potter will coach the West London side for the first time since replacing Thomas Tuchel last week and it will be interesting to see if he can pull off an all-out victory against the Chelsea fans at Stamford Bridge.
Red Bull Salzburg Salzburg has not defeated any English club in European competition, Chelsea lost to Dinamo Zagreb in the opening match of the Champions League but did not lose their first two matches in European competition. Chelsea have not lost in 19 of their last 20 home matches in the Champions League.
Red Bull Salzburg Salzburg have lost their last three Champions League away games. Chelsea have lost only one of their last four matches against Austrian teams in European competitions.
Chelsea vs Red Bull Salzburg
Tuchel was fired earlier this month after a string of poor performances and Potter is expected to send Chelsea off again. A narrow defeat to Dinamo Zagreb will hurt the Premier League giants and they will look to respond in a positive way.
Meanwhile Red Bull Salzburg Salzburg are in this match after their 1-1 draw with AC Milan, and they will anticipate their chances of getting something out of the competition tomorrow as the visitors are undefeated in the last six matches in all competitions.
The Austrian team is well aware of the fact that Chelsea have been weak this season and the visitors will be looking to capitalize on their inconsistencies. Chelsea have lost three of their last five matches in all competitions.
Chelsea and Red Bull Salzburg Salzburg faced each other in a friendly match in 2019 where Chelsea scored a thrilling 5-3 win.
Red Bull Salzburg vs Chelsea
The Austrian giants are struggling with injuries at the moment and it will be a difficult journey for them without their key players Maximilian Wober Luka Susic Omar Solette Mamadi Diambo, Sekou Quetta, Simson Tijani, Kamel Pyatkowski Brian Okoh Justin Omoreji and Omar Diakite are sidelined.
Red Bull Salzburg Salzburg are expected to engage in a 4-3-1-2 formation against Chelsea with Philip Kohn starting as the visiting team's goalkeeper.
Amar Didek, Bernardo, Strahinya Pavlovic and Andreas Olmer should form a four-way defense for Red Bull Salzburg Salzburg here. Nicholas Capaldo, Nicholas Seewald and Moritz Kejergaard will start as midfielder, and Dijon Camiri should play the 10th position.
Benjamin Cisco and Fernando are set to lead Red Bull Salzburg Salzburg's streak against Chelsea to form a strike partnership.