LONDON. Chelsea and Salzburg draw 1-1. R. Sterling scored the first goal (48′) for Chelsea. N. Okafor made it even (75′). Chelsea was much better in terms of ball possession (72%)
The match was played at the Stamford Bridge stadium in London on Wednesday and it started at 8:00 pm local time. The referee was Ivan Kružliak who was helped by Branislav Hancko and Ján Pozor. The 4th official was Peter Kralovic. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant at 16.1 degrees Celsius or 61.05 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 78%.
Chelsea was in firm control of the ball 72% while Salzburg was struggling with a 28% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Chelsea was more pushing with 63 dangerous attacks and 17 shots of which 4 were on target. Nonetheless, that was not enough Chelsea to win the match.
Chelsea shot 17 times, 4 on target, 13 off target. On the other side, Salzburg shot 4 times, 3 on target, 1 off target.
Chelsea received 1 yellow card (R. James). On the other side, Salzburg received 4 yellow cards (J. Adamu, S. Pavlovic, A. Ulmer and N. Capaldo).
After playing this match, Chelsea has 1 points to occupy the 4th place in the standings. On the other side, Salzburg has 2 points (3rd).
In the next match in the Champions League, Chelsea will play away with Milan on the 11th of October with a 1-0 head to head in favor of Milan (0 draws).
Salzburg will host Dinamo Zagreb on the 5th of October with a 3-0 head to head record in favor of Salzburg (3 draws).
Chelsea – Formation
Chelsea started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Graham Potter decided to play with the following team: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Reece James , César Azpilicueta , Thiago Silva , Marc Cucurella , Mateo Kovačić , Jorginho , Mason Mount , Kai Havertz , Raheem Sterling and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang .
The home team had on the bench: Armando Broja, Conor Gallagher , Denis Zakaria, Kalidou Koulibaly, Carney Chukwuemeka, Marcus Bettinelli, Wesley Fofana, Ben Chilwell, Hakim Ziyech , Christian Pulišić , Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Trevoh Chalobah.
Chelsea made 5 changes: P. Aubameyang for A. Broja (66′), K. Havertz for R. Loftus-Cheek (66′), M. Kovacic for C. Gallagher (81′), C. Azpilicueta for H. Ziyech (81′) and R. Sterling for C. Pulisic (84′).
Best player: Jorginho
The most impressive player for Chelsea was Jorginho.
His rating iswith 58 passes (89% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 7.
Salzburg – Formation
Salzburg started with a 4-3-1-2 line-up (4-3-1-2).
Matthias Jaissle played with: Philipp Köhn, Amar Dedić , Bernardo , Strahinja Pavlović , Andreas Ulmer , Nicolás Capaldo , Nicolas Seiwald , Maurits Kjaergaard , Luka Sučić , Fernando and Benjamin Šeško , Noah Okafor .
These were the players on the bench: Alexander Walke, Kamil Piątkowski, Dijon Kameri, Ignace Van der Brempt, Sekou Koita , Lucas Gourna-Douath , Roko Šimić, Chukwubuike Adamu , Youba Diarra, Nico Mantl and Samson Baidoo.
Salzburg made 4 changes: M. Kjaergaard for L. Gourna-Douath (46′), B. Sesko for J. Adamu (70′), L. Sucic for D. Kameri (70′) and N. Okafor for S. Koita (85′).
Best player: Andreas Ulmer
The player that probably impressed the most for Salzburg was Andreas Ulmer.
His rating iswith 23 passes (65% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 9. He performed 3 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Champions League.