Chelsea vs Salzburg on it again in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) match fixture on Tuesday, October 24 in Group E which kept RB Salzburg in contention to qualify as in the next round of the group, but Salzburg need to avoid being defeat as they face Chelsea in order to take that fight to the final day.
Meanwhile, It’s going well domestically too, with a 0-0 draw against Sturm Graz last weekend seeing Salzburg maintain their slender lead at the top of the Austrian Bundesliga.
Red Bull founder Dietrich Mateschitz sadly passed away over the weekend. He famously stated that;
“This is a new club with no history.”
When changing SV Austria Salzburg’s colours and crest back in 2005, but history has since been made though, with 13 Austrian titles and nine Austrian cups since the takeover. Salzburg have also featured in knockout phase European football in each of the last five seasons, and a win here will secure that again.
After taking the initiative in UCL Group E with back-to-back wins over AC Milan, Graham Potter’s Chelsea can qualify for the round of 16 with a game to spare, but only if they can win here. Such a result may be the expectation, not least because 2020/21 winners have qualified from 17 of their last 18 UCL group stage appearances.
Chelsea were left frustrated after a 94th-minute Manchester United goal consigned them to back-to-back draws over the weekend, yet it did extend Potter’s 100% unbeaten record since taking the job (W5, D3).
Being unbeaten in 28 of the last 34 European games may buoy the Chelsea faithful (W21, D7), yet all of their historical H2Hs with Austrian opponents ended level (D3) after drawing at home with Salzburg in the reverse matchup!
RB Salzburg defender Bernardo couldn’t help to keep a clean sheet in three matches against Chelsea during a three-year stint at Brighton, but one of his seven all-time league goal contributions came against the Blues!.
Chelsea’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will resolved if featured in the RB Salzburg, with two of his three goals since joining Chelsea contributing to wins without reply in the UCL.
Champions League Group E match against RB Salzburg at the Red Bull Arena before, during and after the game.
Match Details: Kick-off Time
The match is scheduled to kick off at 17.45 hours on Tuesday, 25th October 2022 (Local UK time/date) (Live on BT Sport)