From Stamford Bridge, welcome to football.london’s live coverage of Chelsea against Red Bull Salzburg.
It is the first game of Graham Potter’s tenure, following the shocking dismissal of Thomas Tuchel a week ago. This will be Chelsea’s sole game for the rest of September, as both the Fulham and Liverpool games have been postponed due to the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Potter will be looking for a better start after losing to Zagreb in the opening round of the Champions League group stage. With the exception of N’Golo Kante and Edouard Mendy, who are both injured, the 47-year-old has a mainly fit group to pick from.
This is the first competitive meeting between Chelsea and the Austrian champions, with Matthias Jaissle’s side drawing 1-1 at home to AC Milan last week. Salzburg is led by the brilliant Brazilian Fernando, with Benjamin Sesko, who was linked to Chelsea earlier this summer, also posing a threat in the final third.
Potter’s debut Chelsea lineup will be incredibly intriguing in terms of structure, players, and how the Blues look tactically throughout the evening.
Join Adam Newson, Scott Trotter, and Daniel Childs for all of the build-up and match updates throughout the evening, beginning at 8 p.m.