Chelsea will meet RB Salzburg in the fifth match of Group E of the Champions League this season at Red Bull Arena, Tuesday (25/10/2022) night WIB. Both teams are aiming for three points, in order to qualify for the last 16.

Salzburg and Chelsea both have the opportunity to ensure themselves penetrate the knock-out phase with one game remaining. The duel between the two teams is predicted to be tight.

On the second matchday at Stamford Bridge which also marked their first meeting, Chelsea and Salzburg drew 1-1. The Blues took the lead through Raheem Sterling’s goal, then Salzburg replied through Noah Okaford’s goal.

After that, Salzburg picked up four points from two matches against Dinamo Zagreb (1-0 home, 1-1 away). Meanwhile, Chelsea have beaten AC Milan twice, namely 3-0 at home and 2-0 away.

Chelsea currently lead Group E with 7 points, followed by Salzburg (6 points), AC Milan (4 points), and Dinamo Zagreb (4 points).

Salzburg will qualify for the last 16 if they beat Chelsea, while Milan failed to win at Dinamo. Meanwhile, the Blues will enter the knock-out phase if they win, or if they achieve a draw and Milan fail to win.

Chelsea will also be sure to win the group if they win, while Dinamo cannot beat AC Milan.

Forecast lineup:
RB Salzburg (4-3-1-2): Kohn; Dedic, Solet, Pavlovic, Ulmer; Kjaergaard, Gourna-Douath, Seiwald; Sucic; Okafor, Sesko.

Coach : Matthias Jaissle.

Coach : Graham Potter.

Statistics of the meeting records of the two teams:
Head-to-head :

15-09-2022 Chelsea 1-1 Salzburg (Champions League)
RB Salzburg Last Five Matches :

08-10-22 Altach 2-3 Salzburg (Austrian Bundesliga)
12-10-22 D Zagreb 1-1 Salzburg (Champions League)
16-10-22 A Vienna 1-3 Salzburg (Austrian Bundesliga)
20-10-22 Moedling 1-6 Salzburg (Domestic Cup)
22-10-22 Salzburg 0-0 S Graz (Austrian Bundesliga)
Chelsea’s Last Five Matches :

08-10-22 Chelsea 3-0 Wolverhampton (Premier League)
12-10-22 Milan 0-2 Chelsea (Champions League)
16-10-22 Villa 0-2 Chelsea (Premier League)
20-10-22 Brentford 0-0 Chelsea (Premier League)
22-10-22 Chelsea 1-1 Manchester United (Premier League)
Win percentage :

RB Salzburg 40 – 60 Chelsea

Data and Facts:
1. Salzburg are unbeaten in their last 16 matches in all competitions (W10 D5 L0).

2. Salzburg have only kept 2 clean sheets in their last 9 matches in all competitions.

3. Salzburg have 4 draws in their last 5 home matches in all competitions (W1 D4 L0).

4. Salzburg have drawn 3 draws with the score 1-1 in the 4 matches they have played in the Champions League this season.

5. Salzburg has always scored 1 goal in its last 7 matches in the Champions League.

6. Salzburg are unbeaten in their last 7 home matches in the Champions League (W5 D2 L0).

7. Chelsea are unbeaten in their last 8 matches in all competitions (W5 D3 L0).

8. Chelsea have kept a clean sheet in their last 3 away games in all competitions.

9. Chelsea have only lost 2 times in their last 12 matches in the Champions League (W8 D2 L2).

10. Chelsea have always won without conceding in their last 2 matches in the Champions League.

11. Chelsea have only lost 2 times in their last 14 away games in the Champions League (W10 D2 L2).

By Raufs