LIVE: Juventus vs Chelsea – Thomas Tuchel’s Champions League holders look to take control of Group H with second straight win but face tricky trip to Turin against the Old Lady
- Chelsea will look to pick up a second straight Champions League win tonight
- Thomas Tuchel’s side travel to take on Juventus, and can charge of Group H
- Juventus beat Malmo in their opening group game and will prove a stern test
- READ: Romelu Lukaku has the spectre of Juventus hanging over him
- Latest Champions League news, including live action and results
Champions League holders Chelsea will look to continue their perfect start in Group H with victory against Juventus this evening.
Thomas Tuchel’s side opened their campaign in Europe with a slender win over Zenit St Petersburg last time out, and will face another stern test in Turin.
Juventus eased past Malmo in their own opening game, and will hope for a positive result as they took look to take charge of the group.
Sportsmail’s DANIEL DAVIS will provide live Champions League coverage of Juventus vs Chelsea, including the build-up, team news and updates.
On a dismal evening in November 2012, Roberto Di Matteo’s fate as Chelsea manager was sealed. The next day, he was sacked.
In the end, it was a 3-0 defeat by Juventus that saw Roman Abramovich pull the trigger.
Ironically, the man in charge of the Old Lady on that occasion was Antonio Conte, who, of course, went on to take the hotseat at Chelsea.
But either way, Chelsea became the first ever champions of Europe to be knocked out in the group stages. Ouch, indeed.
To relive all the drama from that clash, check out the piece below from Sportsmail’s SAM BLITZ…
Any plans for 8pm, apart from watching the football? I thought not!
That’s because we’ve got another packed evening in store from around the grounds.
Manchester United will look to belatedly kickstart their Champions League campaign against Villarreal, and you can click the link below to follow that.
My brilliant colleague DAN RIPLEY will be providing minute-by-minute coverage for it, so you’re spoiled for choice!
Also up at 8pm is:
Benfica v Barceona
Bayern Munich v Dynamo Kyiv
Red Bull Salzburg v Lille
Wolfsburg v Sevilla
Chelsea have also made three changes from their weekend defeat by Manchester City.
In the hope of providing a bit more of a spark to his side, Thomas Tuchel has given starts to Kai Havertz and Hakim Ziyech.
Thiago Silva is also back and will line-up in the back three.
Reece James misses out with injury, while Timo Werner is on the bench.
N’Golo Kante, meanwhile, is absent after testing positive for coronavirus.
There are three changes for Juventus this evening, with no out and out striker in their line-up.
Wojciech Szczesny returns between the sticks, while Danilo and Adrien Rabiot have been handed recalls too.
Paulo Dybala and Alvaro Morata both miss out entirely this evening through injury.
Moise Kean, who is a No 9, is on the bench. Expect him to be thrown on if the hosts struggle.
Starting XI: Mendy, Christensen, Silva, Rudiger, Azpilicueta, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso, Ziyech, Havertz, Lukaku
Substitutes: Arrizabalaga, Werner, Loftus-Cheek, Bettinelli, Chalobah, Saul, Barkley, Hudson-Odoi, Chilwell, Sarr
Starting XI: Szczesny, Danilo, Bonucci, De Ligt, Sandro, Cuadrado, Bentancur, Locatelli, Rabiot, Bernardeschi, Chiesa
Substitutes: De Sciglio, Chiellini, McKennie, Kean, Pinsoglio, Rugani, Perin, Kulusevski
For a look around the stadium hosting this huge match tonight, watch the video below! It’s a bit of a monster, so it’s very fitting.
And yes, that is cockney rhyming slang.
No, I have no idea why that’s there.
Hello, everyone! We’re back for round two of the Champions League action this week, and our coverage on this blog will be focused on Turin.
It’s a huge clash once again, with Chelsea, the holders of this competition, taking on Juventus in Group H.
These are two teams who are almost certain to progress to the next round, but they will want to be top of the pile too at the end of matchday six.
Chelsea kickstarted their defence of their crown with a tricky 1-0 win over Zenit St Petersburg, while Juventus brushed aside Malmo 3-0.
This has all the makings of a classic under the lights, so don’t go anywhere! First up, we’ll bring you the team news…
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