Champions League 2022 : Chelsea vs Salzburg Match Preview and Lineups

Chelsea vs Salzburg
GAME Chelsea vs Salzburg
DATE 25/10/2022
TIME 10:15 PM (Indian Standard Time)
ARENA Red Bull Arena Salzburg
LEAGUE Champions League 2022

Match Preview of Chelsea vs Salzburg

Only 90 minutes could separate Chelsea from a place in the Champions League knockout stages, as the Blues travel to face Red Bull Salzburg in Group E on Tuesday night.

Graham Potter's men sit at the top of the section on seven points, while their Austrian hosts sit one place and one point worse off in this top-of-the-table showdown.

Red Bull Salzburg's ability to compete with the European big guns while nurturing some of the finest young talent that Europe has to offer is admirable, but failure to convert draws into wins has been the downfall for the Austrian champions, who have lost their grip on top spot.

Matthias Jaissle's side are still unbeaten in the section - no mean feat given the calibre of opponents that they have pitted their wits against - but they could not hang on to a one-goal lead against Dinamo Zagreb on matchday four, as Nicolas Seiwald's opener was cancelled out by Robert Ljubicic.

Nevertheless, Salzburg's fate remains in their own hands ahead of the penultimate round of matches, and victory would be enough to guarantee them a place in the last 16 if AC Milan and Dinamo Zagreb's encounter ends all square, but they could also drop out of the top two if results do not go their way.

Our Predicted Lineups

Chelsea possible starting lineup:Kepa; Azpilicueta, Chalobah, Silva, Chilwell; Gallagher, Jorginho, Loftus-Cheek; Mount, Havertz, Sterling

Salzburg possible starting lineup: starting lineup:Kohn; Dedic, Solet, Pavlovic, Ulmer; Kjaergaard, Gourna-Douath, Seiwald; Sucic; Okafor, Sesko

Who will win the match?

We say: Chelsea 1-0 Salzburg. In spite of their lengthy injury list, Salzburg are rarely kept at bay in the Champions League, and the rejuvenated Kepa Arrizabalaga will need to be on top form to keep out Jaissle's menacing attacking starlets.

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