Chelsea produced an excellent performance away from AC Milan in the Champions League to record the club’s first-ever win at San Siro in a game sparked into life by a first-half red card for former Blue Fikayo Tomori, taking us top of the Group E table.
It finished 2-0 to Chelsea in Italy, although it was against ten men.
After a fairly even but high-intensity opening, the match came to life as we approached 20 minutes in, as two Chelsea Academy graduates on opposing sides came together. As Mount raced onto Reece James’ pass in the box, he was pulled back by Milan’s Tomori, resulting in the referee sending off the former Chelsea man and giving the current Blues a penalty.
Jorginho calmly slotted the spot-kick into the bottom corner with his conventional style.
Not long after we had taken the lead, the Blues took advantage of the space resulting from their numerical advantage, as a quick exchange of passes between Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Mateo Kovacic and Mount resulted in Mount threading a clever pass into space in the box, where Aubameyang finished off the move with a composed shot low at the near post.
However, just like at Stamford Bridge, the Blues drained the belief out of Milan as the game went on, making for another relatively comfortable conclusion to a memorable Champions League night.
Combined with Red Bull Salzburg’s draw at Dinamo Zagreb, that leaves us top of Group E with two games remaining, one point ahead of the Austrians and with a three-point margin to Milan in third.