Full Chelsea Squad Revealed For UCL Tie Vs Juventus As Ziyech Werner And Lukaku Lead The Selection

Thomas Tuchel & co. will be trip to Turin in Italy to lock horns with serie A giant Juventus in the Matchday 2 of the group stage of the UEFA Champions League at Allianz Stadium on Wednesday evening.

The Blues will be aiming of continue their unbeaten start to their UEFA Champions League campaign when they face Juventus, who also made perfect start to their campaign in this competition, at Allianz Stadium on Wednesday evening.

After win UEFA Super Cup, Thomas Tuchel’s men are kick-off their campaigns in perfect ways, as they win four out of their first five league games this season, before suffered their first defeat of the season only this past weekend, as they produced a listless performance in their defeat to Manchester City.

In this competition, the Blues secured victory over Zenit St Petersburg in their opening match, thanks to Romelu Lukaku, who delivered brilliant header to broken the deadlock of the Russian giants two weeks ago.

Ahead of mouthwatering encounter with Juve, who were 3-0 winners the last time they hosts Chelsea in Turin, Thomas Tuchel has a fresh fitness issue hampering his preparations. On Wednesday, the German coach will have to make do without four first-team players.

Reece James, who sustained an ankle injury this past weekend against Manchester City will miss Wednesday’s clash. The Englishman has joined Mason Mount (knock) and Christian Pulisic (ankle) on the sidelines. The fourth and final absentee for Chelsea is N’Golo Kante, who is self-isolating after testing positive for COVID-19.

However, Jorginho ought to be fit enough to start despite sustaining a knock on the weekend. The Chelsea vice-captain will line up alongside Mateo Kovacic in the middle of the park, with Tuchel set to revert to the usual 3-4-3 formation following the catastrophic failure of the 3-5-2 against Manchester City.

Chelsea available squad to face Juventus

Goalkeeper: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Edouard Mendy.

Defenders: Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen, Thiago Silva, Marcos Alonso, Cesar Azipilicueta, Ben Chilwell, Trevoh Chalobah, Malang Sarr.

Midfielder: Saul Niguez, Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic, Kai Havertz, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Ross Barkley.

Winger: Callum Hudson-Odoi, Hakim Ziyech.

Striker: Romelu Lukaku, Timo Werner

Date, kick-off time and venue

Juventus vs Chelsea is scheduled for an 8pm BST kick-off on Wednesday September 29, 2021.

Where to watch Juventus vs Chelsea

TV channel: Tonight’s match will be televised on BT Sport 2.

Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or BT Sport app.

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