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Juventus 1-0 Chelsea summary: score, goal, highlights, 2021/22 Champions League Group H

Paul Rudder

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Juventus 1-0 Chelsea: Champions League Group H as it happened

In match that was more tactical than it was thrilling, two giants of European football went head to head. It was defending UEFA Champions League champions Chelsea against Juventus in Group H. The home side from Turin came into the game with some important absences in attack with both Dybala and Morata out. Yet it seems as if head coach Massimo Allegri relished the challenge. The Italian orchestrated a counter attacking game to perfection against the side from London.

Through Cuadrado, Benadeschi and the ever willing Frederico Chiesa, Juventus took full advantage of their limited possession as they showed signs of danger with each error that they forced out of Chelsea.

The sides went into the break with the score at 0-0 but it would only take mere seconds after the restart for the Benadeschi and Chiesa to link up after a brilliant pass into the box by the former and a sensational finish by the latter.

With this result the Italians now sit at the top of the group with 6 points from 2 games and surely be favored to make it 9 from 3 when they travel to Zenit next.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chelsea enjoyed the lion's share but in the end it was Juventus who made it count.

Group H

How the Group H table stands

Was there any doubt?

Ronaldo

It was 1-1 between Man Utd and Villarreal, then this chap popped up. 

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And it's all over! Juventus take 3 points as the defeat defending champions Chelsea in this Group H clash of heavy weights in the UEFA Champions League!

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A Chelsea corner is just headed over the bar by Kai Havertz. The German will feel frustated that he couldn't find the mark.

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We enter the last minute of the match.

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Lukaku almost finds daylight but is unable to get on the end of a pass that would have seen him 1 on 1 with Wojciech Szczesny in Juventus' goal.

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Mendy collects and immediately gives away possession to Juventus who mount an attack of their own.

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A deep cross from Barkley finds nobody and is out for a goal kick.

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Chelsea are sticking to their game plan as they press but they are finding no joy.

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There will be 5 minutes of stoppage time

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The ball goes out of play for a goal kick. Chelsea to restart.

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Juventus to throw in near the Chelsea area with Alex Sandro to take.

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Cuadrado is given a card for time wasting.

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Paolo Dybala and Alvaro Morata look on from the stands as their team closes in on an important victory against the defending champions Chelsea.

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The referee waves it off and the corner is taken only to be cleared.

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We have gone to VAR! A potential penalty check.

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A dinked pass into the box by Chillwell creates difficulty for the Juventus defense but in the end it is cleared for a corner.

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Chillwell to take.

 

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Chiellini commits a foul on Havertz in a dangerous area just outside the area.

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Chelsea are beginning to grow desperate as they fire hopeful passes into the area.

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The Chelsea keeper claims the ball with ease.

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A deep Chelsea cross is headed out by DeLigt. A Chelsea corner.

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With time running low Chelsea are pressing forward but the squad from Turin continues to stand their ground as they defend a 1-0 lead.

Out of a missed clearance Lukaku is presented with his first real chance of the match but uncharacteristically fires well over the bars from close range. Chelsea will be frustrated given the chance

Benfica strolling. 3-0 now against Barcelona as Darwin Nuñez slots home a penalty.

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An appeal for a foul in the area by Loftus Cheek is denied as the ball is cleared for a Chelsea throw.

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After brilliant play by Juventus' Kean he sees his close range shot charged down by the Chelsea defense. Chelsea dodge a bullet.

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As we come up on 80 minutes Chelsea are yet to find a way in.

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Chiesa is all smiles as he takes his place on the bench knowing that if his side can maintain, they will claim 3 points on his brilliant goal.

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Chiesa is off for Weston McKennie. The Italian put in a man of the match performance tonight.

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Ross Barkley on for Christensen

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Lukaku with a header but the ball goes wide.

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Chelsea are going from left to right as they probe for an opening.

Benfica double their lead over Barcelona. 2-0 now as Rafa Silva slams a rebound home.

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Kovacic plays to the right side but the ball is intercepted and put out of play by Alex Sandro.

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Again Chelsea press forward as they monopolize possession.

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Chillwell tries a shot but is cleared easily by Juventus' defense.

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Chelsea continue to dominate as Kovacic in attempting to be their architect at the moment. Unfortunately there are simply too many black and white shirts.

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Juventus are now in 'lockdown' mode as they are currently playing a very deep defensive line.

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Juventus have shown time and time again in this match that they are content to play on the counter, using their limited possession extremely effectively through the likes of Cuadrado, Chiesa and Bernadeschi.

Trip round the Champions League grounds for you? Here we go:

Benfica 1-0 Barcelona

Man Utd 1-1 Villarreal

Juventus 1-0 Chelsea

Bayern Munich 3-0 Dynamo Kiev (Lewandowski 2)

Salzburg 2-1 Lille

Wolfsburg 1-0 Sevilla

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Chiesa draws a foul from Rudiger. The German will want to watch himself as he has just been booked.

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Rudiger is booked for a foul in front of the area.

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As we come up on the 70th minute mark Chelsea are not showing signs of the kind of final product that they need.

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Hudson Odoi with a speculative shot that goes way wide.

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Bernadeschi is substituted after a very solid performance on the night.

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Chiesa is fouled in midfield. The Italian has without doubt been the most dangerous on the field tonight.

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A deep pass finds Cuadrado who crosses with his first touch to Danilo but he is unable to find the target in what would have been a sensational play out of nothing.

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Kovacic drives and plays to his left finding Chillwell but the winger is unable to make the cross. Goal kick Juventus.

Ziyech is then changed for Hudson-Odoi and Azpilicueta leaves the pitch for Loftus Cheek

Chelsea prepare to make changes while play continues but it is brought to hault after a lunging challenge by Ziyech. The Moroccan is rewarded with a yellow card.

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A foul by Azpilicueta. Juventus have a chance to regroup.

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Juventus clear but are once again pressured by Chelsea.

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Chelsea regain possession after the ball is cleared and end with an effort by Ziyech. We have another Chelsea corner.

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A corner to Chelsea

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Chelsea are now dominating possession but Juventus seem comfortable in allowing to do so as they prefer to mount counter attacks.

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Danilo forces Chillwell into an error. Throw in to Juventus.

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Chelsea are playing a high defensive line at the moment which seems to be working as Juventus has yet to deal with their press. They will, however, want to be mindful of Chiesa lingering.

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The match is picking up in intensity now as Chelsea apply pressure. DeLigt is on the end of a heavy challenge by Havertz. The Dutchman gets to his feet with some discomfort.

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New boy Locatelli almost deflects the ball into his own net as the ball goes out for a corner.

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Bonucci finds himself on a rare forward run but is met toe for toe by Rudiger who manages to dispossess the Juventus captain.

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Chelsea look a tad lost at the moment as they come to grips with a goal that was scored seconds after the referee's whistle.

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Chelsea is attempting to take the game to Juventus. Lukaku finds space and is able to cross but the volleyed shot is well over the goal.

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Lukaku plays a deft touch to Chillwell who is unable to control only to see the ball cleared out of play off a Chelsea boot for a Juventus throw.

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The Londoners seem to have calmed the rhythm of play for the moment as they attempt to play around the back line.

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Juventus are now in their stride. Chelsea will want to focus on weathering this storm if they don't want to be overrun.

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Chelsea appear shocked and Juventus for the moment are high in confidence!

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Off of the touch in an outrageous play, Frederico Chiesa has scored for Juventus. A direct and most definitely marvelous pass from Bernadeschi found Chiesa on the edge of the area. The Italian then forced his way into the area before lashing a shot into the roof of the net.

The teams are making their way back out onto the field as we get set for second half action!

Once again, if you are just joining us we wish you a very warm welcome to our coverage of the UEFA Champions League Group H match between Juventus and Chelsea. We are currently at half time and the score is 0-0 in Turin.

Lukaku is having a tough one in the office.

The defending champion, however, will want to review their current game plan. They have dominated possession but have largely looked void of ideas when trying to break down the team from Turin.

Chiesa has arguably been the one player on the field so far who has shown an intensity and desire to win. Juventus will be hoping to exploit the space that he has been finding down the flank.

In a half that has seen very little given on either side, the best opportunity came after a stray Chelsea pass allowed Frederico Chiesa to go on a break down the right flank, eventually whisking his shot wide of the Chelsea far post.

Scores on the doors around the Champions League at half-time

Benfica 1-0 Barcelona

Man Utd 0-0 Villarreal

Juventus 0-0 Chelsea

Bayern Munich 2-0 Dynamo Kiev (Lewandowski 2)

Salzburg 1-0 Lille

Wolfsburg 0-0 Sevilla

It's been a tough one so far.

If you're just joining us we are currently at half time in this UEFA Champions League Group H clash between Juventus and Chelsea. The score is currently 0-0 in Turin as we await the second half start.

Chelsea with a corner but the ball is cleared and play stopped as the referee has spotted a foul in the box. The referee has brought the first half to a close.

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Lukaku draws two defenders on the left side while trying to enter the box and wins a corner.

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Rabiot is cutting a frustrated figure as he can't seem to find space.

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Rudiger again drives through the middle to Havertz but he is dispossessed in front of the Italian's defense.

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Mendy acrobatically takes the ball and restarts play through Rudiger. Chelsea are on their way again.

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The ball finally is blocked in the wall by Juventus' own player Bonucci, tbut there is yet again a free kick as Rudiger fouls Chiesa on the left side just outside the area.

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Bernadeschi to take.

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Chiesa makes short work of the Chelsea right back and manages to make a cross field pass to Cuadrado who is fouled trying to take a shot just outside the area. Juventus will have their first real opportunity of the game with this free kick.

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The match up between Lukaku and DeLigt has yet to take form as the Belgian foward has so far seen very little of the ball.

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So far the match has been almost totally even with both teams essentially nullifying the other. both teams have opted for a deep lying defensive set up resulting in deep balls being played to singular targets.

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Giorgihno is caught in possession and then commits a foul but seems to be the one who is worse for wear. In the end the referee blows in Chelsea's favor due to an apparent arm in the face by Rabiot.

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Betancour is caught offisde.

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A cynical foul by Havertz at the top of the Juventus area on Danilo. Juventus restart.

Scores around the Champions League after 30 minutes

Benfica 1-0 Barcelona

Man Utd 0-0 Villarreal

Juventus 0-0 Chelsea

Bayern Munich 2-0 Dynamo Kiev (Lewandowski 2)

Salzburg 0-0 Lille

Wolfsburg 0-0 Sevilla

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Chelsea on the ball now with Rudiger playing to midfield. For the moment danger man Romelu Lukaku has yet to make his mark on the match.

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Having now past the half hour mark the game continues to be evenly split with few opportunities. Juventus, however, are beginning to play with purpose.

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Mendy puts the ball back into play but it finds it goes all the way to Szczesny's goal.

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Adrian Rabiot of Juventus takes a fierce shot at goal after cutting in from the left side and firing from the corner of the area.

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Alex Sandro to throw in but Juventus are immediately dispossessed.

Chiesa is caught offisde.

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Ziyech is fouled in the middle of the park but the resulting freekick is too deep and only finds the waiting hands of Wojciech Szczesny in goal.

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Bernadeschi is trying his luck on the left side but opts to play across the middle. There is good link up play leading to a Chiesa effort but the Italian lost his balance as he attempted to swivel and shoot. The ball trickles wide of the goal.

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A heavy foul on Chiesa who tried to continue but in the end had to appeal to the referee.

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We are now at 25 minutes and have yet to see any clear cut chance on either goal. For the moment it continues to be a midfield battle.

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Ziyech reveives deep in his own half an plays forward on to tease a cross into the area, but its too deep.

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Wojciech Szczesny claimes for Juventus and restarts it from the back.

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The Londoners have been forced back into their own defense and now begin to attack again. The Italians are proving to be most resilient.

Scores on the doors around the Champions League after 20 minutes

Benfica 1-0 Barcelona

Man Utd 0-0 Villarreal

Juventus 0-0 Chelsea

Bayern Munich 1-0 Dynamo Kiev

Salzburg 0-0 Lille

Wolfsburg 0-0 Sevilla

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Chelsea once again regain possession through Giorgihno who plays to Marcos Alonso on the left side.

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With that Juventus have sprung to life and appear to be waking up!

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After a terrible pass by Kovacivic, Chiesa is set on the break only just missing the far post of the Chelsea goal after a great run and right footed shot!

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Mendy, the Chelsea goalkeeper starts it once again with a short pass from the back.

A deep ball to Marcos Alonso who is defended by Juan Cuadrado. The Chelsea player is then booked for a needless shove on the Colombian.

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Interestingly there isn't a single Englishman on the field at the moment for Chelsea

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Chelsea continue their dominance this time with Lukaku finally getting on the ball but his shot is blocked.

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Kovacivic tries to find Marco Alonso but only finds Juventus player. The counter attack fails after Rabiot plays a stray pass with no pressure on.

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Chelsea are of course without N'Golo Kante who recently tested positive for covid-19 though with the way their midfield is handling Juventus at the moment, it doesn't show.

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Kai Havertz - who scored Chelsea's winning goal in last season's Champions League Final  - is beginning to come into the game.

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As draw closer to the 15 minute mark we have seen no significant chances from either side but Chelsea will feel encouraged by their consistent forays down the left side of the pitch.

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Again Chelsea probe the left flank through Marcos Alonso but this time Juan Cuadrado is alert enough to stop it.

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A foul on Danilo by MArcos Alonso

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Juventus is enjoying a spell of continued possession for the first time in the match but an errant pass from Cuadrado brings the spell to an end.

Marcos Alonso is most definitely finding joy on the left hand side. Coach Allegri will want to address that.

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Chelsea continue to box Juventus into their own half but a rare give away almost sets Juventus on a counter attack.

Barcelona are trailing already. Darwin Nuñez puts Benfica into the lead with a neat effort into the bottom left hand corner. 

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Ziyech with a dangerous cross but it's headed out for a corner. Marcos Alonso to take.

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For the moment the side from London has had no real chances but they look the more comfortable of the two sides as they regain possession in midfield.

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Despite injuries Juventus do have quality on the field. They know a win tonight is key to their Champions league aspirations.

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Chelsea seem comfortable in Turin as they work the ball out the back through Marcos Alonso.

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Bentancur looks to release Bernardeschi in behind the Chelsea backline down the right wing, but the forward is flagged offside.

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An early foul by Hakim Ziyech on Jesus Gil Manzano!

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And we are off as the referee blows the whistle here in Turin!

We are almost set with the teams on the field it's time for the UEFA Champions League Group H clash between Juventus and Chelsea!

Almost ready!

Remember this one?

Tuchel shows his hand!

Juventus are in fact facing a bit of an injury problem as they will have to do without the services of a handful of players.

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri will have to implement an interesting tactical approach as he is without his two main goal threats, Alvaro Morata and Paolo Dybala. The Argentine specifically seems set for a lengthy period on the sidelines after leaving the field in tears during Juventus' last match - a victory over Sampdoria.

The starting lineups are in as we get ready for UEFA Champions League Group H Action!

In what could be one of the more intriguing clashes of the round, tonight's Group H clash brings together a Juventus side that is due a solid performance amid turmoil and defending champions Chelsea who seem to be just getting warmed up.

Almost game time!

Chelsea on the other hand are a direct contrast. The defending UEFA Champions League Champions are a team coming into their own. Though they will carry a grudge after their last game, a loss to Manchester City, they have lost only three games in their last 32 fixtures in the Champions League and will enter the game knowing that a win in Turin will take them to the top of Group H. Thomas Tuchel's men currently sit 3rd in the Premier League and know they are on the up.

Juventus vs Chelsea: welcome

Good evening and a very warm welcome to you as we take you through this UEFA Champions League Group H clash between Juventus and Chelsea. The Italians come into this game on the back of their worst start in to a season in 60 years. To add another layer of context, they most recently had their monopoly over Serie A broken by new champions Inter Milan. If that wasn't enough, they are a team without a talisman. Having seen a large share of their goals scored significantly reduced with the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo for Manchester United, it could be said that Juventus are a team in transition.

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