Chelsea ease past Milan in Champions League encounter


Chelsea eased some of its early concerns in the Champions League by beating AC Milan 3-0, with Reece James setting up one goal and ruthlessly dispatching another. Picking up just one point from their first two games had left Chelsea in a sticky position in Group E, with a double-header against the Italian champions having the potential to plunge the English team — under a recently hired manager in Graham Potter — into further danger.

However, Chelsea produced easily its best performance of the competition, going ahead through Wesley Fofana with his first goal for the club before James crossed for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to finish after the break.

James completed the scoring six minutes later with the best goal of the lot, running onto Raheem Sterling’s pass and lifting a fierce shot into the roof of the net from a narrow angle, with the only negative for Chelsea on a brilliant night the sight of Fofana limping off with a knee injury.