Juventus will host Chelsea at the Allianz Stadium in Turin on Wednesday 28 September 2021. The Juventus vs Chelsea match is the second match in the Group H of the Champions League. The group also has Russian and Swedish Champions Zenit St. Petersburg and Malmo respectively.
Juventus’s transfer window was eventful. Former coach, Massimiliano Allegri returned to the dugout after Pirlo was relieved of his duty post. But it was the sale of their superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United on the final days of the windows that dominated the headlines.
They have started the new season in an indifferent form. After drawing against Udinese in the Serie A opener, Juventus will lose to Empoli and Napoli. They secured the first win of the season in the Champions League against Malmo.
It was in their fifth match in Serie A against Spezia that Juventus got their first league win. Their records in the league stand at two wins, two draws, and two losses.
Juventus currently languish in the 10th position in the Serie. Their defensive performances have been below par this season. They have scored 10 goals but have conceded an equal number too.
Juventus has confirmed Alvaro Morata and Paulo Dybala will not be able to recover from their injuries. They are ruled out of action till after the international break.
This will present a heavy problem for Juventus as Dybala remains their main attacking threat. He scored in the Champions League win, before adding another in the 3-2 win over Sampdoria.
Chelsea will go into the match with much confidence. They will be buoyed by their success in Europe last season that culminated in the Champions League win. Thomas Tuchel will hope to make amends for the disappointment of the loss to rival, Manchester City in the Premier League.
Chelsea started the season well winning four of their opening six games in the league, only drawing to Liverpool, and losing to Manchester City. They secured a hard-fought 1-0 win over Zenit in the first match of the Champions League with Lukaku proving the hero.
Mason Mount will likely return after suffering a minor knock. But Reece James, Jorginho, and Pulisic will likely miss out due to injuries.
Juventus vs Chelsea
The last Juventus vs Chelsea match was in the Champions League in 2012. In the first match of the group stage, Oscar announced himself to Chelsea faithful with two well-taken goals in quick succession. It was his Champions League debut. Juventus will later secure a draw after scoring two goals in both halves.
Juventus will beat Chelsea 3-0 in the corresponding fixture at their home ground.
Chelsea Players to Watch
Loftus-Cheek is a huge talent, but for one reason or the other has failed to live up to the lofty expectations. The 25-year old spent last season at Crystal Palace but has remained at Chelsea this season to fight for his place.
He has an impressive cameo appearance against Manchester City in the 0-1 loss at Stamford Bridge. He is the only Chelsea player to hold his own in a match that stifled Chelsea’s midfield. He excused confidence as he carried the ball with elegance and an excellent drive.
He will be hoping to make another big impression on the gaffer, Thomas Tuchel
Lukaku has slotted into the Chelsea team setup with ease. He has shown early signs of what he can offer to the team. He already has three goals in the Premier League. The crucial goal he scored in the first match of the Champions League secured Chelsea the vital 3 points.
Tuchel will be hoping he will use his power and movement to torment Juventus central defense that has been very poor this season. He will be hoping to add to his goal tally.
The Juventus vs Chelsea match will be broadcast live on Supersports