CHELSEA will officially begin life without Thomas Tuchel TONIGHT when they welcome Austrian champions Red Bull Salzburg to the Bridge.
The Blues’ shock defeat to Dinamo Zagreb on the opening night of the 2022/23 Champions League campaign was the beginning of the end of Tuchel’s career in West London.
But tonight a new era begins as Graham Potter takes charge of his first game.
- Start time: 8pm BST
- Live stream/TV: BT Sport 3
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What time does Chelsea vs Salzburg kick off?
- Chelsea entertain Red Bull Salzburg TONIGHT – Wednesday, September 14.
- It is scheduled to get underway at 8pm UK time.
- Stamford Bridge in West London is the allocated arena for this eye-catching match and it can host around 41,837 supporters.
- This will be the first time these two European outfits are meeting competitively but the Blues ran out 5-3 winners in a 2019 friendly fixture.
What TV channel is Chelsea vs Salzburg on and can I live stream it?
- Chelsea vs Red Bull Salzburg will be broadcasted LIVE on BT Sport 3 in the UK.
- Pre-match build up is expected to commence from 7:15pm UK time – 45 minutes before kick-off.
- Subscription members of BT Sport have the option to stream the entire action live via the BT Sport website or BT Sport app.
All eyes will be on Graham Potter as he prepares to choose his first ever Chelsea starting eleven.
But the former Brighton boss is unlikely to have N’Golo Kante as an option with the World Cup winner’s thigh injury still giving him problems.
Meanwhile, Matthias Jaissle has a whole host of injuries for this huge trip to London.
Sekou Koita, Maximilian Wober, Oumar Solet, Kamil Piatkowski, Bryan Okoh, Ousmane Diakite, Samson Tjani, Justin Omoregie, Luka Sucic and Mamady Diambou are all expected to be unavailable to the Salzburg boss on Thursday.