Chelsea 1-1 Salzburg: Blues fail to win Graham Potter’s first game in charge

Chelsea vs Salzburg
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Chelsea were helde ach other to a 1-1 draw by Salzburg on Wednesday at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea were hoping to get something from this game after losing 1-0 to Dinamo Zagreb in their previous fixture. Salzburg, meanwhile, were struggling for form following a draw in their last match. Chelsea are now in 4th place, with 1 point from 2 matches, while Salzburg sit in 3rd, with 2 points from 2.

Following a goalless first half, whatever was said in the dressing room at half time, seemed to have a positive effect on Chelsea who started the second half strongly, with an early goal from Raheem Sterling in the 48th minute. In the end though, their lead was short-lived, as Noah Okafor equalised for Salzburg, 75 minutes in, leaving the final score at 1-1.

Substitutions for Chelsea included Armando Broja, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Conor Gallagher, Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Kai Havertz, Mateo Kovacic, Cesar Azpilicueta and Raheem Sterling, respectively. Salzburg brought on Lucas Gourna-Douath, Chukwubuike Adamu, Dijon Kameri and Sekou Koita, to replace Maurits Kjaergaard, Benjamin Sesko, Luka Sucic and Noah Okafor.

There were bookings for Reece James from Chelsea, and Chukwubuike Adamu, Strahinja Pavlovic, Andreas Ulmer and Nicolas Capaldo, for Salzburg.

Chelsea next face AC Milan while Salzburg are at home to Dinamo Zagreb.

Technical card:
Chelsea:Kepa Arrizabalaga, Reece James, Cesar Azpilicueta (Hakim Ziyech, min.82), Thiago Silva, Marc Cucurella, Mason Mount, Kai Havertz (Ruben Loftus-Cheek, min.66), Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic (Conor Gallagher, min.81), Raheem Sterling (Christian Pulisic, min.84) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Armando Broja, min.66)
FC Salzburg:Philipp Kohn, Amar Dedic, Strahinja Pavlovic, Bernardo, Andreas Ulmer, Nicolas Capaldo, Luka Sucic (Dijon Kameri, min.70), Nicolas Seiwald, Maurits Kjaergaard (Lucas Gourna-Douath, min.46), Noah Okafor (Sekou Koita, min.85) and Benjamin Sesko (Chukwubuike Adamu, min.70)
Stadium:Stamford Bridge
Goals:Raheem Sterling (1-0, min. 48) and Noah Okafor (1-1, min. 75)