Thomas Tuchel’s & co. will be welcome Italian giants Juventus at Stamford Bridge in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday evening.
The Blues will be aiming to take a huge step towards qualifying for the knockout stages of the competitions and continue defence of their title when host Massimiliano Allegri’s side.
As it stands, Thomas Tuchel’s men sit second in Group H, with Juve three points clear at the top courtesy of their victory over Chelsea in Turin last month.
Should the European champions avoid back-to-back defeat to the Italian giants, then they will guarantee their place in the next round, with Malmo and Zenit St Petersburg then unable to catch them.
Juventus, on the other hand, will be hope continue their momentum run of form and secure top spot in the Group H, when face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday evening.
The Italian giants are sit on top of Group H with maximum points, after they sealed a double over Zenit St Petersburg earlier this month.
Massimiliano Allegri’s side, have won their first three fixtures without conceding a goal, but Old Lady latest win was 4-2 over the Russian champions earlier this month.
As a result of that, Juventus will be confirmed in first place if they avoid defeat against Chelsea this evening, following improved fortunes in Serie A.
Juventus Teams News & Tactics
On Tuesday evening, the Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri will have to make do without as many as five first-team players.
Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey alongside captain Giorgio Chiellini doubtful for the clash while Max Allegri has also concerns about Federico Bernardeschi fitness but Paulo Dybala, Dejan Kulusevski and Weston McKennie available for the the selection.
Probable Lineup (4-4-2): Szczesny; Cuadrado, Bonucci, de Ligt, Sandro; Chiesa, McKennie, Locatelli, Rabiot; Dybala, Morata
Chelsea Teams News & Tactics
Like his counterpart in the Juventus dugout, Thomas Tuchel has faced both good and bad news off the pitch ahead of tonight’s clash at Stamford Bridge.
On Tuesday, the Blues boss will be without two first-team players. Kai Havertz has joined Mateo Kovacic on treatment table.
The Germans star has sustained a minor hamstring injury in Saturday’s Chelsea 3-0 win over Leicester City, and failed to appeared at Cobham on Monday evening.
As a result of that, the German international could miss tonight’s clash but Romelu Lukaku, Jorginho, Timo Werner, and Christian Pulisic available for the selection.
After missed Chelsea’s last six matches due to ankle injury sustained last month against Malmo, Lukaku trained alongside the rest of Thomas Tuchel’s squad for the first time at Cobham on Monday evening.
The Belgian star showcased series of impressive display during Monday’s training session and could be name in matchday squad to face Juventus at Stamford Bridge this evening.
Jorginho, alongside Timo Werner, Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech were all taken part in Monday’s training session, with Thomas Tuchel’s men were in good shape ahead of tonight’s clash against Italian giants.
Where is the match being played? at the Stamford Bridge
When is kick off? Tuesday 23 November, at 9:00PM
Where to watch Leicester vs Chelsea
TV channel: The match will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate, with coverage beginning at 8:0pm.
Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or the BT Sport app.