Juventus vs Chelsea
UEFA Champions League,
Date: Wednesday, 29 September 2021
Kick-off 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Allianz Stadium.
Prime spot in Group H is up for grabs as Juventus host holders Chelsea within the second spherical of the UEFA Champions League.
Each Juventus and Chelsea justified their favorites’ tags on the opening day, beating Malmo and Zenit respectively.
They’ve entered the group as the highest two contenders and the winner of this particular matchup (together with this sport and the reverse fixture in London) can be a giant contender for the primary place in Group H.
Juventus at the moment stand higher on targets distinction as they notched three unanswered targets previous Malmo two weeks in the past in Sweden.
Nevertheless, two of their three goalscorers from Sweden won’t be accessible for this conflict in opposition to Chelsea.
Each Paulo Dybala and Alvaro Morata (two of Juve’s important choices within the closing third following the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo) are dominated out for Chelsea’s go to.
The excellent news is the return of Federico Chiesa who would be the important risk to Chelsea’s purpose on Wednesday, alongside Dejan Kulusevski and Moise Kean.
Nonetheless, Juventus’ followers are nervous due to their staff’s poor defensive showings initially of the season.
I Bianconeri haven’t saved a clear sheet because the begin of the season within the Serie A. They are going to go into this off the again of two straight 3-2 league wins over Spezia and Sampdoria.
This would be the music to the ears of Romelu Lukaku who ought to have loads of room to ship previous such a leaky again line.
Lukaku notched Chelsea’s solely purpose of the Champions League opener in opposition to Zenit two weeks in the past on the Stamford Bridge and he has three targets in 5 Premier League appearances as properly.
Juventus vs Chelsea Head-to-head
It’s been 9 years since these two giants final performed one another and again then in addition they battled it out within the group stage of the UEFA Champions League.
Juventus took 4 factors from two video games in opposition to Chelsea on the event (a 2-2 draw on the street and a 3-Zero win at dwelling).
We’ve seen not less than three targets in every of the final three face to face outings between the 2 outfits.
Juventus vs Chelsea Prediction
Chelsea suffered their first defeat of the season on Saturday away at Manchester Metropolis (0-1). Nevertheless, they need to nonetheless be thought-about as a formidable power each offensively and defensively (particularly).
Thomas Tuchel’s males shipped simply two targets in six Premier League video games this season. They saved a clear sheet within the Champions League opener in opposition to Zenit additionally. Chelsea are 2.37 to maintain a clear sheet right here in opposition to Juventus who’re with out Dybala and Morata.