Chelsea faces Juventus in matchday five of the Champions League on Tuesday. The European champions Chelsea are just one point away from securing their place in the knockout stages.
Chelsea will certainly be hoping to secure qualification with a win against Juventus. While the Blues will be hoping to take revenge after their defeat in the reverse fixture. Chelsea have recently seen several of their star players return to training, as all were out injured. Following these, the Blues will surely be confident to beat the Old Lady.
Chelsea team news
Club record signing and star striker Romelu Lukaku has returned to training but is still a way off full fitness. Mason Mount and Marcos Alonso were available for the Leicester City clash after their injury issues. But Chilwell is in the form of his life and should start the game.
German striker Timo Werner is also back from injury and was an unused substitution like Alonso in the 3-0 win over Leicester City. But Kai Havertz should still start up front, but Timo Werner should be available off the bench if needed. While in the absence of Mason Mount, Romelu Lukaku, and Timo Werner, Callum Hudson-Odoi has done brilliantly and should be in conenuion for another start in the Juventus tie.
Jorginho is available to face Juventus after the injury scare against Leicester City. While Mateo Kovacic is still on the sideline and ruled out of the Champions League clash. Jorginho and N’Golo Kante will maintain their place in the middle of the park for the European champions.
The American winger Christian Pulisic made his return back from injury and came off the bench to score the third goal in the win over the foxes. The winger will be hoping for his first start after his return from injury.
Edouard Mendy will maintain his place in the Chelsea goal. UEFA Goalkeeper of the Year kept nine clean sheets in 12 Champions League matches last term. This season he has added another three clean sheets to that tally and should keep his place in goal.
Chelsea predicted starting lineup
Edouard Mendy, Ben Chilwell, Antonio Rüdiger, Andreas Christensen, Thiago Silva, Reece James
Jorginho, N’Golo Kanté
Callum Hudson-Odoi, Christian Pulisic, Kai Havertz
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