Chelsea vs Juventus will be an entertaining champions league encounter at Stamford Bridge tonight.
Chelsea vs Juventus Match Preview: Chelsea are currently at the top of the Premier League table.
But there is still work to be done if they are to finish first in UEFA Champions League (UCL) Group H. (W3, L1).
Their lone defeat came in the reverse fixture against Juventus (1-0).
It was also the only game in which they conceded in this competition.
With two rounds to go, they’re three points behind the Italian giants, making this a true six-pointer.
With a place in the knockout stage all but guaranteed, revenge and a first-place finish will be the driving motivation heading into this match.
The ‘Blues’ not only lost their first UCL match since April against the ‘Old Lady,’ but they also extended their winless H2H run against the two-time competition winners to four games (D2, L2), the last two of which ended in defeat ‘to nil.’
Juventus would make history with another victory under Massimiliano Allegri.
His team would become the first to win three consecutive UCL games against Chelsea, as well as the first to win four consecutive UCL/European Cup away games against English opponents.
Given their perfect record in the competition thus far, they’ll be confident in their ability to pull it off.
While their success on the continent has obscured their domestic woes this season.
They are currently outside of Serie A’s top six – their overall form appears to be improving.
They’ve only lost two of their last 11 competitive games (W8, D1), and in seven of those, they’ve held their opponents to one goal or less.
Players To Watch
Reece James, Chelsea’s ever-present creative threat, has an assist in three of his last four matches for club and country.
While Federico Chiesa of Juventus scored second-half goals in both the previous H2H and his team’s most recent UCL win.
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Chelsea has only won one of their last ten UCL games against Italian opponents (D3, L6).
Romelu Lukaku has been training ahead of this match, but Thomas Tuchel is unsure if he will be fit to play.
Kai Havertz, who suffered a hamstring injury in Saturday’s win over Leicester, is also a doubt, according to Tuchel.
Timo Werner returned to the bench after an injury at the weekend, and he could be called upon to start here.
Jorginho was taken off with 13 minutes remaining at the King Power Stadium, but it was due to cramp, so he should start. Mateo Kovacic has been ruled out of the game.
At Lazio, Max Allegri started with a three-man defense.
But Danilo was forced off early, and with Mattia De Sciglio out, Juan Cuadrado could move to right-back.
The trip to Chelsea will be without Giorgio Chiellini, Aaron Ramsey, and Federico Bernardeschi.
Paulo Dybala was absent from the win over Lazio and will be evaluated.
In 11 of Chelsea’s last 12 games, there have been fewer than 2.5 goals scored (Champions League).
Juventus has won nine of their last ten games (Champions League).
In their last three matches, Juventus has drawn at halftime and won at fulltime (Champions League).
In their last six games, Chelsea has kept a clean sheet in five of them (Champions League).
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Chelsea vs Juventus Prediction
Chelsea’s title credentials were bolstered with a 3-0 win over Leicester on Saturday, extending their unbeaten run to nine games.
Since a 1-0 loss to Juventus in Turin in September, the Blues haven’t lost.
Following a three-match losing streak, they won their third consecutive competitive match with a 2-0 victory over Lazio.
The victory in Rome snapped a two-game losing streak on the road.
The Old Lady has qualified for the next round of the Champions League, and they will look to finish first in midweek, but with Chelsea’s current form, the hosts are the favorites to win.
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