Half time emails are at:
Harriet Osborne: “Speaking of Orcic being good for the championship, wasn’t Burnley breathing before they settled on Wighurst?”
Richard Hearst: “You’re getting my hopes up about what Mitrovic can do to Lvofana on Saturday. Please stop, because we all know hope is killing you.”
Vendela Raket: “It reminds us again of the price tags of some of these pathetic little lambs against the lower-ranked side of the entire competition; it’s not that some of them cost £80m, is it?”
I think it was summer Chelsea 250 million pounds and Dynamo 5 million pounds.
The goal came against the course of play but once it happened, Dynamo was good value for his lead, and Chelsea It was an awkward mess. Thomas Tuchel doesn’t look happy at all as he goes down the tunnel. Lots of work to do for Chelsea.
45 + 1 minute: He swung and squandered from Aubameyang, after the ball was directed further afield by Sterling. The attacker continues to rust.
44 minutes: Dynamo on the counter, it comes to Orcic on the edge of the penalty area, Chilwell repels it but the home team keeps possession and is growing in numbers. A shot of fresh air from Orsic ends the danger.
42 minutes: Maybe a dynamo sign is trying to see your half. A glimpse of the action as Sterling spins the ball, and Aubameyang isn’t exactly in the races. There is also infiltration.
40 minutes: Chelsea He tried to make her way and the dynamo fell into its solid form like a rock. Aubameyang is tackled when the ball comes to him, and Peric cautiously closes him.
38 minutes: Petkovic’s shot topped while playing for old teammate Orcic. Mason Mount tells his teammates but looks far in the middle of the field.
36 minutes: Dynamo passes it as if they were enjoying an Istra 1961 or a Slaven Belupo at home. Thomas Tuchel angrily writes notes about his currently unfortunate team.
34 minutes: Chilwell tries to proceed with the intersection and then runs a forbidden path. Up front, Fofana struggles with Petkovic, an old-fashioned center forward, but with a bit of flair.
33 minutes: Orsic is running Chelsea Torn, then force a corner, celebrate with a punch of air. Dynamo flows with confidence. Look torn Chelsea. Kovacic almost tackled Orcic on the edge of the penalty area and then failed to find Mason Mount. everybody. on me. The. Displays.
31 minutes: Indeed, it is Dynamo who looks like the better team, as Kepa was asked to block Adeyemi’s low shot. It’s fair to say they’re dangerous on break.
29 minutes: Orcic, the Dangerous Man, finds space, contacts Petkovic and shoots.
Tony in contact: “The empty platform visible on TV, the largest in Maksimir, is not safe after the damage of the last two earthquakes, so there are no spectators there.”
27 minutes: Kovacic, a former Dynamo player, is facing some farming challenges, and is trying to launch an attack just to remove the danger. Dinamo really digs in and the referee, Istvan Kovacs, is from Romania.
25 minutes: Sterling crowded as he cut off the left flank of Muharram, the Dynamo defender, who couldn’t be strong.
23 minutes: Fofana is out of defense, he’s got some makeup on, boy.
21 minutes: Dynamo frustrates the Chelsea players as well as their coach at this point. The visitors still controlled the ball but there was a lack of composure.
19 minutes: Chelsea Escalate it, and the dynamo is going down. The danger to some female tennis players becomes apparent to the head as Sterling jumps in to shake his head. Tuchel is still screaming away.
17 minutes: I remember Orcic scored that goal against West Ham last year. He’s 29, and he’s played mostly in Japan and China, but Champo Club would love someone like this.
15 minutes: Chelsea They were very controlling and yet the first time a dynamo ran over them they folded like a sandwich box. poor of them. And Tuchel raged on the bench, all the more so when he watched the reboot on his iPad.
Well well well. football. Chelsea He goes to sleep and Orcic runs from his own half after Chelsea lost the ball to the edge of the Dynamo box. Petkovic’s ball is beautiful and Orsic speeds past Fofana, and when Kepa gets close, presses the ball behind the goalkeeper. It rolls. What a goal, what a shocker. Hey Chelsea!
12 minutes: Chelsea Dominant, maybe two. Their £250m spending should really ensure that. It looks like Dynamo is a little tired.
10 minutes: Aubameyang sees a lot of ball. A pass finds him running through and yet he lags behind and allows himself to be intercepted. The movement is there, the instinct is missing.
9 minutes: Havertz swerves away, the ball dangles squarely and begs for a slow-reactive Aubameyang to knock it over. So far, the great guy looks rusty.
8 minutes: Chilwell claims he was damaged in a dynamo box. Nothing does. And Dynamo launched an attack that removes the danger from Coulibaly…
6 minutes: Dynamo gets the ball but plays it at the back before Reece James, a new contract for the better, puts the pressure on. Aubameyang gets his first chance to attack, having been played by Sterling but backed off. Intrusion is called quickly. Was this the robot? It looked so. It was a quick whistle. Strange, mind, that Auba trimmed to try to pass to Sterling. It was the time when he gives that skin.
4 minutes: To say the dynamo sat deep inside is an understatement. Their squad is five-defense, with the quarterbacks tailored to sit.
3 minutes: An early attack down the left sees Kai Havertz cut off from the left, before the ball returns to Chilwell, in the team ahead of Cucurella. Chelsea They already control possession.
1 minute: Aubameyang takes a splash in Michael Crawford’s mask, to protect his jaw. The camera view indicates an empty stadium, although there is a lot of noise from home fans.
And we go away to the Croatian capitalThere’s some great music ringing in the open-plan stadium, and a lot of noise when the players come in. It’s not quite as full as we hear a file Champions League Anthem ring out.
Thomas Tuchel talks, primarily on this subject Choosing Kepa before Edward Mendy, then choosing Aubameyang. The last time Kepa played against Luton was in March in the FA Cup.
First of all, Kepa deserves to play, we have two goalkeepers competing at the highest level. Edo has been rather unlucky in his last two matches, Edo has some problems with his patellar tendons. It’s a decision in Kepa’s favour, and we’ve benefited from this competition. We choose it because it’s worth it.
[Aubameyang] It has speed and rate of action. It’s also about numbers. We need deep quality, and Oba is a quality player.
The BBC quoted Dinamo coach Ante Kasic:
I don’t feel any pressure, I did my job to get into the group stage. This is a celebration for us. Big clubs are coming to play with us. It is our duty to be ourselves and seize our opportunities.
We’re playing a game we really wanted to play. It’s our reward for winning the title. It is a great pleasure, and I am sure we will all benefit from this competition, players and fans.
We are not the favorites in any match, but in every match we will look for our chance. This is not a knockout game: we have to look forward to it and learn from it.
Get ready for robots to take over management tasks. Semi-automated stealth will be used to speed up decisions.
Ed Aarons invited her into his preview.
When asked if Aubameyang is ready to become the new Chelsea champion despite being handed over “Cursed” No. 9 shirtTuchel – who coached him for two years at Borussia Dortmund between 2015 and 2017 – added: “Don’t put any more ideas into Oba’s head please. When he scores, he can celebrate. He’s hungry to play with us, that’s what we felt from the first moment and he’s called to prove some point.”
This is the first Champions League The “Oba” match will be played since 2017, how about his presence in Dortmund, Arsenal and Barcelona.
So, Aubameyang’s debut, although he may not be able to play the full 90 with his jaw problem. Watch Chelsea With an actual attacker it would be something new. He will have the backing of Kai Havertz and Raheem Sterling, with Thomas Tuchel playing his regular role of three at linebackers and linebackers.
Chelsea: Arrizabalaga, James, Fofana, Azpilicueta, Koulibaly, Chilwell, Kovacic, Mount, Havertz, Sterling, Aubameyang. Subs: Jorginho, Pulisic, Loftus-Cheek, Bettinelli, Chalobah, Mendy, Broja, Zakaria, Ziyech, Gallagher, Chukwuemeka, Cucurella
Dinamo Zagreb: Levakovic, Mahrami, Sutalo, Perek, Ristovsky, Adeyemi, Mesic, Ivanosic, Ljubic, Petkovic, Orcic. Subs: Baturina, Bocage, Bulat, Dermic, Emreli, Loritsen, Marin, Nevist, Speic, Steveli, Theophile Catherine, Zagorak
Chelsea’s season has been rocky so far. Thomas Tuchel didn’t cut the happiest numbers on the sidelines, and most outside of Delta SW London/Surrey would agree they had a little luck against West Ham at the weekend. The Champions League, the competition they won just 18 months ago, should provide some relief even though the Dynamo are no cups, having passed Shkobe, Ludogorets Razgrad and Bodo/Glimt to be here in the group stage. They also outperformed Tottenham in 2021 in the Europa League, as you might remember. And beat Seville and West Ham in the same competition last year.
what can Chelsea anticipation? The potential debut of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Denis Zakaria may increase intangible assets. After such a chaotic transition period, it may take a while to see the full Chelsea in full swing.
The game kicks off at 5:45 pm GMT. Joined.