Inter Milan vs Chelsea preview- Champions League

Game preview :- Inter Milan ( Ita) vs Chelsea (Eng)

Competition :- UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg

Venue :- San Siro, Milan, Italy

Date :- Wednesday, 24th February 2010

KO time :- 18.30 CET

The Special One will watch his old charges take on his current ones as Inter Milan host Chelsea in the Champions League on Wednesday night. Bet with our recommended bookmakers after reading this preview

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Inter have dominated Italy in the last few seasons but have struggled to get past the knockout stages of the Champions League in recent times. They weren’t too convincing in the group stages either.

Internazionale Milano- route to last sixteen of Champions League

Inter Milan 0-0 Barcelona ( Draw)
Rubin Kazan 1-1 Inter Milan ( Draw)
Inter Milan 2-2 Dinamo Kiev ( Draw)
Dinamo Kiev 1-2 Inter Milan ( Win)
Barcelona 2-0 Inter Milan ( Loss)
Inter Milan 2-0 Rubin Kazan ( Win)

The Match Day 4 win over Dinamo was extremely important, and Inter had their slice of luck as they scored twice late in that game. Inter scored a total of seven goals in the group stages

Dejan Stankovic -2
Samuel Eto’o-1
Walter Samuel-1
Mario Balotelli-1
Diego Milito-1
Wesley Sneijder-1

Inter form- last five games- all competitions- most recent first- Inter scorers in brackets

Inter Milan 0-0 Sampdoria
Napoli 0-0 Inter Milan
Parma 1-1 Inter Milan ( Mario Balotelli)
Inter Milan 3-0 Cagliari ( Goran Pandev, Diego Milito, Walter Samuel)
Inter 1-0 Fiorentina ( Diego Milito)

Chelsea route to last sixteen of 2009-10 Champions League

Chelsea 1-0 Porto ( Win)
APOEL 0-1 Chelsea ( Win)
Chelsea 4-0 Atletico Madrid (Win)
Atletico Madrid 2-2 Chelsea ( Draw)
Porto 0-1 Chelsea (Win)
Chelsea 2-2 APOEL ( Draw)

Chelsea scored eleven goals in the group stages.

Nicolas Anelka-3
Didier Drogba-3
Salomon Kalou-2
Frank Lampard-1
Michael Essien-1
One Own goal

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Chelsea form- last five games- most recent first- Chelsea scorers in brackets

Wolves 0-2 Chelsea ( Drogba*2)
Chelsea 4-1 Cardiff ( Drogba, Kalou, Sturridge, Ballack)
Everton 2-1 Chelsea ( Florent Malouda)
Chelsea 2-0 Arsenal ( Didier Drogba)
Hull 1-1 Chelsea ( Drogba)

Drogba has been in fine form for Chelsea and how Samuel and Lucio handle him will go a long way in the determining the winner of this contest. Samuel, Lucio and Maicon are all on yellows- another booking will see them miss the return leg. Chelsea have also shown weakness defending set pieces and Inter will certainly test them out.

Verdict:- Inter 2-1 Chelsea ( Sneijder, Milito/Lampard)

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