Tuchel comments on Chelsea's win at Leicester
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Chelsea host Juventus in the Champions League on Tuesday night and will leapfrog the Italians at the top of the Group H table if they can win by more than one goal. The Blues are currently second in their group after losing to Juve in Turin at the end of September.
Thomas Tuchel’s side have been in imperious form in the Premier League and in Europe this campaign and have lost just two of their 16 games in the competitions.
Chelsea swept to a 3-0 league victory over Leicester City on Saturday and are three points clear of Manchester City at the top of the table.
And the Blues will now turn their attentions to securing their place in the Champions League knockout stages.
Tuchel will still have to line up without Romelu Lukaku for the encounter at Stamford Bridge, although the forward could be named on the bench.
Meanwhile, Timo Werner could be given the opportunity to lead the frontline after Kai Havertz was forced off with a hamstring injury against the Foxes.
Express Sport takes a look at Chelsea’s best XI which could start against Juventus.
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Goalkeeper – Mendy
Edouard Mendy has been in sensational form since signing for Chelsea and has been one of the Blues’ most impressive players this season.
The Senegal international will take his place between the posts once again for the clash with Juve and will be looking to keep his 11th clean sheet of the campaign.
Defence – Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Silva
Tuchel will want his experienced heads against Juventus so could recall Cesar Azpilicueta to the starting line-up.
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The Spain international began the season as a regular for Tuchel but has had to settle for a place on the bench for his side’s last four Premier League encounters.
Azpilicueta did start Chelsea’s last Champions League game, however, and could play alongside Antonio Rudiger and Thiago Silva.
Silva played the full 90 minutes against the Foxes on Saturday but Tuchel will be hoping the 37-year-old can get through another clash before being given a well-earned rest at the weekend.
Midfield – James, Jorginho, Kante, Chilwell
Wing-backs Reece James and Ben Chilwell have produced a plethora of standout performances this season and have given the Blues a real edge going forward.
The duo could be key to Chelsea’s hopes of unlocking the Juventus defence after they both grabbed assists at the weekend.
Jorginho is fit enough to start Tuesday’s crucial clash after suffering cramps against Leicester and the Italy international could line up in midfield alongside N’Golo Kante.
Forwards – Mount, Werner, Hudson-Odoi
Mason Mount started a Premier League game for the first time in nearly a month on Saturday after having his wisdom teeth removed during the international break.
The attacker will again be one of Chelsea’s main creators against Juventus, with Callum Hudson-Odoi hoping to keep his place in the front three.
Werner could be handed a rare opportunity to lead the frontline in the absence of Havertz if Lukaku isn’t deemed fit enough to start following a month out with an ankle injury.
Werner has only started seven games for the west Londoners this season and has found the back of the net on just two occasions.
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