Former champions Juventus and current holders Chelsea collide as they target their second straight win in Group H of the Champions League. Predictions and odds for this Juventus versus Chelsea match to be played at Allianz Stadium are available.
Before this collision, Chelsea lost 1-0 at visiting Manchester City to snap a five-game unbeaten run in the Premier League, while Juve eked out a 3-2 triumph over visitors Sampdoria to climb to the ninth spot in the Serie A.
In their separate openers in the CL, Juve drubbed hosts Malmo 3-0, while the Blues nipped visiting Zenit 1-0.
Chelsea will be undermanned as they will miss playmaker N’golo Kante for this match after he tested positive for Covid-19. The squad will also be without Reece James, Christian Pulisic, and Mason Mount.
Juve, looking for a third title after emerging victorious in 1985 and 1996, were ousted in the round-of-16 by Porto in the last campaign.
LAST SEASON’S WINNERS
Chelsea won the final last season by edging fellow Premier League side Manchester City 1–0 for their second UEFA Champions League title.
This will be the fifth meeting between Juventus and Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League, with both teams recording one win each in the previous four (2 draws). Juventus won their most recent meeting in the competition, recording a 3-0 home victory in the group stage in 2012-13.
The Italian giants have won 11 of their last 12 UEFA Champions League group stage matches, losing the other 0-2 against Barcelona in October 2020. They have kept seven clean sheets and their last three have all ended 3-0, against Dynamo Kyiv, Barcelona and Malmö FF.
In addition, have won seven European Cup/Champions League matches against the reigning champions, with only Real Madrid ever winning more in history (11). They have won four of their five home games against the holders, though lost most recently in April 2018 against Real Madrid, a 3-0 defeat.
Since the start of last season, Chelsea have only conceded four goals in 14 Champions League matches, keeping 10 clean sheets and never conceding more than once in a game. All 10 clean sheets have been kept by goalkeeper Edouard Mendy in 13 appearances, the second quickest a goalkeeper has ever reached 10 clean sheets, behind only Keylor Navas (11 games).
The Blues have only lost three of their last 32 Champions League group stage matches (20wins, 9 draws), losing none of their last 12 at the group stage (eight wins, four draws).
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