For the second time in a week Chelsea face AC Milan in the Champions League, this time at San Siro as Thiago Silva and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang return to their former club, and we bring you all the crucial stats, injury updates and team news in our preview.

AC Milan vs Chelsea official team news

The official Chelsea website and The 5th Stand app will bring you the confirmed lineups for the match as soon as they are announced, one hour before kick-off.

In the meantime, you can see the starting lineups for both teams’ most recent matches and their full squads below.

Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Kepa; Azpilicueta (c), Chalobah, Koulibaly, Cucurella; Loftus-Cheek, Jorginho; Gallagher, Mount, Pulisic; Havertz

AC Milan (4-2-3-1): Tatarusanu; Kalulu, Gabbia, Tomori, Hernandez (c); Bennacer, Tonali; Diaz, Pobega, Leao; Giroud

Chelsea squad

Head coach: Graham Potter

1 – Kepa Arrizabalaga
5 – Jorginho
6 – Thiago Silva
7 – N'Golo Kante
8 – Mateo Kovacic
9 – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
10 – Christian Pulisic
12 – Ruben Loftus-Cheek
13 – Marcus Bettinelli
14 – Trevoh Chalobah
16 – Edouard Mendy
17 – Raheem Sterling
18 – Armando Broja
19 – Mason Mount
20 – Denis Zakaria
21 – Ben Chilwell
22 – Hakim Ziyech
23 – Conor Gallagher
24 – Reece James
26 – Kalidou Koulibaly
28 – Cesar Azpilicueta
29 – Kai Havertz
30 – Carney Chukwuemeka
32 – Marc Cucurella
33 – Wesley Fofana

AC Milan squad

Head coach: Stefano Pioli

1 – Ciprian Tatarusanu
2 – Davide Calabria
4 – Ismael Bennacer
5 – Fode Ballo-Toure
7 – Yacine Adli
8 – Sandro Tonali
9 – Olivier Giroud
10 – Brahim Diaz
11 – Zlatan Ibrahimovic
12 – Ante Rebic
14 – Tiemoue Bakayoko
16 – Mike Maignan
17 – Rafael Leao
19 – Theo Hernandez
20 – Pierre Kalulu
21 – Sergino Dest
22 – Marko Lazetic
23 – Fikayo Tomori
24 – Simon Kjaer
25 – Alessandro Florenzi
27 – Divock Origi
28 – Malick Thiaw
30 – Junior Messias
32 – Tommaso Pobega
33 – Rade Krunic
40 – Aster Vranckx
46 – Mattia Gabbia
56 – Alexis Saelemaekers
83 – Antonio Mirante
90 – Charles De Ketelaere

Chelsea vs AC Milan stats

Chelsea form: LDWWW

Premier League – Chelsea 3-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Champions League – Chelsea 3-0 AC Milan
Premier League – Crystal Palace 1-2 Chelsea
Champions League – Chelsea 1-1 Red Bull Salzburg
Champions League – Dinamo Zagreb 1-0 Chelsea

AC Milan form: WLWLW

Serie A – AC Milan 2-0 Juventus
Champions League – Chelsea 3-0 AC Milan
Serie A – Empoli 1-3 AC Milan
Serie A – AC Milan 1-2 Napoli
Champions League – AC Milan 3-1 Dinamo Zagreb

Chelsea vs AC Milan in the Champions League

Played: 3
Won: 1
Lost: 0
Drawn: 2
Scored: 4
Conceded: 1

Previous Champions League meetings

Chelsea 3-0 AC Milan – 5 October 2022
AC Milan 1-1 Chelsea – 26 October 1999
Chelsea 0-0 AC Milan – 15 September 1999

Chelsea vs AC Milan injury updates

Wesley Fofana limped off during our win in the first game against AC Milan last week, and Graham Potter had this to say about the defender in his press conference on Friday.

'Wesley’s knee’s not as bad as we thought after the game, so that’s good because it was a cause for concern at the time, but it will still be a few weeks I think. It’s considerably better than it could be, but he will obviously be missing for a few weeks,' he explained.

'It’s just a knee strain so there’s a possibility we might see him play against before the World Cup. It depends on how his rehab goes, I don’t want to put too much of a timescale on it, but there’s a chance of that.'

N'Golo Kante hasn't featured since August but is back in training and Potter spoke about the Frenchman and the need to be patient over his return on Friday.

'He’s doing more and more integration with the team. He’s still not ready for the weekend but getting closer.

'It is what it is, there’s nothing we can do, the injury happened and now it’s about trying to get him back fit and getting him as ready as we can so he can play for a sustained period.

'He’s been in and out with injuries over a period of time so we have to make sure that when he’s back he’s back for good and strong and enjoying his football. So there’s no frustration from my perspective, it’s just something we have to deal with.'

AC Milan will be without long-term absentees Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Alessandro Florenzi, neither of whom are expected to play again this year following surgery. Goalkeeper Mike Maignan is unlikely to be involved after suffering a calf injury on international duty and defenders Davide Calabria and Simon Kjaer, plus winger Alexis Saelemaekers, are still doubtful, although left-back Theo Hernandez and striker Divock Origi returned from injury for AC Milan at the weekend.

Chelsea vs AC Milan kick off time, location

Away fixture: AC Milan vs Chelsea

  • Date: 11 October 2022

  • Kick off time: 8pm

  • Location: San Siro

AC Milan vs Chelsea referee

The referee for this game will be Daniel Siebert, with assistants Jan Seidel and Rafael Foltyn, alongside fourth official Daniel Schlager. The VAR official will be Marco Fritz, assisted by Harm Osmers.