JUV VS CHE: Early Team News, H2H Stats, Probable Lineup & Prediction For Juventus Vs Chelsea Game
Chelsea will visit Turin for their Champions League group stage tie away to Juventus and the game will arguably be a tough showdown for both Chelsea and Juventus when they clash in the Allianz arena on Wednesday.
Chelsea and Juventus will definitely be on high morales whilst drafting into their Wednesday’s clash as a win for either of the both side will determine who goes top of the group H. Apparently, Chelsea edged Zenith St Petersburg 1-0 at Stamford Bridge to secure a convincing three points at home whilst Juventus put Malmo to the sword to go joint-top of the Group H alongside Chelsea. Thomas Tuchel’s side will be determined to go again against Juventus in the Champions League for the fifth time in club’s history and the Blues will be hopeful of an entertaining outcome against the ‘I Bianconeri’ of Turin.
Thomas Tuchel is urging his men to go for victory in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday. The Blues will head into the mid-week game with a robust sense but without number of their first team players. Juventus as well will play Chelsea without two of their key players. The Massimiliano Allegri’s side will host the blues in Turin without Paulo Dybala and Alvaro Morata who are facing a race against time to be fit for Chelsea’s test.
Meanwhile, Thomas Tuchel is hopeful of having Mason Mount fit for Juventus tie after he missed out on Chelsea’s weekend’s clash due to injury. Mason Mount availability for Juventus game is still in question and Thomas Tuchel is hopeful of having the sensational midfielder ready to face Juventus in Turin if he’s declare fit before Wednesday.
Reece James is another Chelsea player who will be unavailable for the Thomas Tuchel’s side after withdrawing from Chelsea’s game in the weekend following a twisted ankle injury he suffered in Chelsea’s 1-0 lose to Pep Guardiola’s side in the Premier League. Reece James is expected to miss Chelsea champions league game on Wednesday as he continue working his way to full recovery. Christian Pulisic is also nursing an injury which he sustained while on International duty with USA and he’s also expected to miss Juventus game on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Alvaro Morata has been confirmed injured by Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri whilst Paulo Dybala as well won’t be fit to play against Chelsea in Turin.
This will be the fifth meeting between Chelsea and Juventus in the UEFA Champions League and according to their previous meetings Chelsea and Juventus have no better record against each other. Arguably, Wednesday’s clash would be a whole different experience for the both side and the Thomas Tuchel’s men will be hopeful of holding the Italian giants to a win at the Allianz arena.
Chelsea have won one of their four meetings with Juventus and recorded 2 draws with 1 defeat against the Massimiliano Allegri’s side across european competition. The Blues will be willing and determine to surpress the ‘Old Ladies’ in Turin to go top of the group H but Juventus will also be out to give the Thomas Tuchel’s side a tough and rough game to experience in their home ground on Wednesday.
Previous Meetings (Juventus Vs Chelsea)
* 25 Feb 2009 = Chelsea Vs Juventus 1-0 (UEFA Champions League)
* 10 Mar 2009 = Juventus Vs Chelsea 2-2 (UEFA Champions League)
* 19 Sep 2012 = Chelsea Vs Juventus 2-2 (UEFA Champions League)
* 20 Nov 2012 = Juventus Vs Chelsea 3-0 (UEFA Champions League)
NB: Since March 2009, Juventus remain unbeaten against Chelsea with their last meeting ending in a 3-0 scoreline against the Blues.
Thomas Tuchel is arguably going to make a tactical twerk to his lineup against Juventus this Wednesday with Reece James, Christian Pulisic unavailability and Mason Mount still doubtful ahead of Turin visit. Considering the absence of some Chelsea first team players for Wednesday’s clash, here is our predicted lineup to face Juventus in Turin.
Predicted Starting XI (Juventus Vs Chelsea);
Juventus: Perin, Chiellini, Bonucci, Danilo, Sandro, Bentancur, Locatelli, Rabiot, Chiesa, Kean, Kulusevski