Our match prediction:
Milan will be looking to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to Liverpool when they take on Chelsea at U.S. Bank Stadium on Thursday. The Rossoneri did well to beat Bayern Munich (on penalties) in their opener, but they failed to impress in the defeat to Jurgen Klopp’s troops on Sunday and it is no surprise the Serie A outfit are considered underdogs in Thursday’s football match against Chelsea. The Blues head into the game following a 3-2 loss to Real Madrid and it has to be noted that they scored two late goals in the Michigan Stadium clash. Eden Hazard scored a brace against Real Madrid and all eyes will be on the Belgium winger when the Chelsea and Milan face each other at the 2016 International Champions Cup. The Blues are superior to the Rossoneri at the moment and we predict that the Premier League team are going to pick up all three points from the game.
Highligted Player (De Sciglio):
Mattia De Sciglio is an Italian international defender who has spent his entire career up to date at boyhood club AC Milan, and while he is widely regarded as one of world’s most talented defenders, the reality is he has yet to realise his full potential. The skilful defender is equally successful at operating on the right or left side of defence, but it is this versatility that probably prevented him from impressing in a single position. De Sciglio has amassed quite a few appearances for both AC Milan and Italy national team, albeit without ever becoming an undisputed member of either side, and the Italian public is still waiting for him to justify all the hype. De Sciglio quickly earned more than 20 caps, representing Azzurri at the 2013 Confederations Cup and 2014 World Cup finals, but he lost his place in the side in the build up to the Euro 2016 tournament in France, and will have to raise his form if he wants to win it back any time soon.
Highlighted Team (Chelsea):
Over the years Chelsea have established themselves as one of the dominant forces in the English Premier League. Roberto Di Matteo helped the team win their first ever Champions League trophy (2011/2012), but it has to be noted that they were more than fortunate to beat Bayern Munich in the title game. Chelsea have been playing at Stamford Bridge since 1876 and they are a real force to be reckoned with at home. The Blues have won seven FA Cups, five League Cups, two UEFA Cup Winners’ Cups and the UEFA Europa League. Rafael Benitez was in charge of the team that faced Benfica in the 2012/2013 Europa League final, with Branislav Ivanovic scoring the winner for the Blues in the title clash. After lifting the 2014/2015 Premier League trophy, the Blues largely struggled in the next campaign, which saw Jose Mourinho’s second spell with the club come to an end, and Antoine Conte went over to take the reigns for the 2016/2017 season.