UEFA CL| RB Salzburg vs Chelsea|H2H |Team News & Prediction
The Champions League group stage has reached a decisive stage as West London outfit Chelsea travels to Austria to face Red Bull Salzburg. The Austrian lead leaders are undefeated in their four Champions League games and will look to continue their impressive run as they hunt for a place in the knockout stage of the competition.
Graham Potter on the horizon is still undefeated as Chelsea's manager and will look to book Chelsea’s place in the Round of 16.
- A win for Chelsea will see them through to the knockout stage of the Champions League
- A draw between AC Milan and Dinamo Zagreb coupled with Chelsea's win will see the Londoners finish as group winners with one game to go
- Salzburg are still unbeaten with three draws and a win and if they beat Chelsea they will leapfrog them to go to the top of Group E
Salzburg vs Chelsea Head to Head
The clash in Austria will be the first time these two teams meet in a competitive game away from London. Their previous meeting in the competition came on Matchday 2 as Salzburg earned a 1-1 draw. A 74th-minute equalizer from Noah Okafo earned the share of the spoils for the away side.
Tuesday’s clash will once again see the two teams lock horns and will look to guarantee a place in the top two. A win for Salzburg will see them leapfrog the Londoners while a win for Chelsea will see them through to the next round. So there will be high stakes on offer from both sides as they meet in the latest edition.
Salzburg vs Chelsea Head to Head
|15 Sep 2022||Chelsea vs Salzburg||Draw||1-1|
Salzburg vs Chelsea Domestic Form
Red Salzburg were involved in a top-of-the-table clash on the weekend where they negotiated a goalless draw despite being down to 10 men. The draw saw them clinch a point and maintain a two-point gap between them and Sturm Graz. So far in the domestic campaign, they have collected 30 points in 10 matches including 9 wins and three draws.
Chelsea had a disappointing couple of days as they dropped points in both matches. First, a draw away against Brentford was followed by a disappointing draw against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge, thanks to a 94th-minute equalizer from Casemiro. In 11 matches so far, Chelsea have collected 21 points with six wins and three draws.
Salzburg vs Chelsea I Group Stage so far
The Matchday 5 encounter could see Chelsea go through to the knockout phase of the Champions League if they can register a win. The Premier League side will need a win to guarantee a place in the Round of 16. A win coupled with a draw between Milan and Zagreb could see the West Londoners win the group as well while they try to get their domestic season underway.
Salzburg on the flip side have been the surprise of the season so far as they have collected six points and are still the only team yet to taste a defeat in the group stage. Their deserved point at Stamford Bridge could see them revive their hopes and qualify for the knockouts and avoid relegation to the Europa League.
|2||Red Bull Salzburg||4||1||3||0||4||3||+1||6||25 Oct||—||1–1||1–0|
|4||Dinamo Zagreb||4||1||1||2||3||5||−2||4||1–0||1–1||25 Oct||—|
Salzburg vs Chelsea I Team News
Out: Justin Omoregie (hamstring), Fernando (thigh), Ousmane Diakite (ACL), Nicolas Capaldo (knee), Sekou Koita (thigh), and Dijon Kameri (shoulder)
Doubtful: Luka Sucic, Andreas Ulmer
Out: Edouard Mendy (knee), N'Golo Kante, Wesley Fofana
Doubtful: Kalidou Koulibaly, Mateo Kovacic's
Predicted Salzburg XI:
Kohn; Dedic, Solet, Pavlovic, Ulmer; Kjaergaard, Gourna-Douath, Seiwald; Sucic; Okafor, Sesko
Predicted Chelsea XI:
Kepa; Azpilicueta, Chalobah, Silva, Chilwell; Gallagher, Jorginho, Loftus-Cheek; Mount, Havertz, Sterling
Venue: Red Bull Arena Salzburg
Salzburg 1-2 Chelsea