Chelsea Vs Dinamo Zagreb: UCL (2 – 1) 02 Novembr

A repeat of the fixture that in the end proved to be the very last nail in Thomas Tuchel’s coffin will take area withinside the English capital this week, as Dinamo Zagreb searching for to by some means forestall the Chelsea juggernaut from rolling on in Europe.

Graham Potter has taken to the Champions League like a duck takes to water, and Chelsea’s area withinside the knockout rounds become sealed with a 2-1 win over Red Bull Salzburg final week way to  stunners from Mateo Kovacic and Kai Havertz both facet of the break.

Now 3 factors clean of AC Milan on the pinnacle of the section, Chelsea are assured to development to the knockout ranges as institution winners given their advanced head-to-head document over the Italian champions, and Potter will welcome the risk to prioritize subsequent weekend’s Premier League showdown with Arsenal following his depressing go back to the Amex Stadium.

The Englishman’s vintage employers taught their former boss a footballing lesson in a 4-1 humbling over the weekend, finishing Potter’s nine-sport run with out defeat due to the fact that taking the reins, however the Blues supervisor remains unbeaten in Europe and a great omen awaits him if he can make bigger that run to 5 fits.

No Chelsea supervisor for the reason that Roberto Di Matteo in 2011-12 has long past unbeaten of their first 5 Champions League suits in charge, and the West London membership ended up being topped continental champions that year, so there may be multiple motivation for Potter to make sure that his aspect do now no longer go through their first domestic defeat of the season here.