Chelsea CHE Chalobah (25'), James (55'), Hudson-Odoi (58'), Werner (90+5)
4-0 FT
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UEFA Champions League Gameweek 5
Nov 23, 2021 KO: 20:00

Chelsea - Juventus

Stamford Bridge London
Referee: Srđan Jovanović
Chalobah 25'  
James 55'  
Hudson-Odoi 58'  
Werner 90+5  

Match preview

Werner, Dybala in contention – How Chelsea and Juventus could line up

Chelsea and Juventus could welcome back injured players ahead of their Champions League tussle.

Chelsea and Juventus approach Matchday 5 of the Champions League with security of a knockout spot but still with first place in the group up for grabs.

Juventus won the reverse fixture 1-0 and sit three points clear of the Blues, meaning Chelsea will need to win and increase their goal difference to be able to top the group.

Both sides had big wins at the weekend, with Massimiliano Allegri’s Juve earning an impressive 2-0 win away from home against Lazio.

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Wojciech Szczesny will remain in goal, but the defence will likely be without Giorgio Chiellini again as he nurses an Achilles injury.

That could leave Leonardo Bonucci, who scored both goals from the penalty spot against Lazio, and Matthijs de Ligt to go again at centre-back, with Juan Cuadrado and Alex Sandro on the right and left of the defence respectively.

Aaron Ramsey will miss in midfield so Manuel Locatelli and Weston McKennie should operate in the middle, with Federico Chiesa moving to the right-hand side and Adrien Rabiot continuing on the left.

Paulo Dybala will face a late fitness test but Juve are hopeful of his availability, and he could be thrust into the side alongside former Chelsea man Alvaro Morata up front.

Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea side is on fire in all competitions and they could reintroduce some heavy armoury up front.

Defensively, though, Andreas Christensen could come into the line up in place of Trevoh Chalobah, joining Thiago Silva and Antonio Rudiger in the back three in front Edouard Mendy in goal.

Reece James and Ben Chilwell should keep their positions in the wing-back roles either side of Jorginho and Ngolo Kante, with Mateo Kovacic still out injured.

Timo Werner returned to the bench against Leicester and could be in line to start, while Romelu Lukaku has also recommenced training.

This could come just too early for both of them, though, with Mason Mount and Callum Hudson-Odoi once again likely to support Kai Havertz up front.

Predicted XIs: Chelsea vs Juventus

Chelsea vs Juventus - Football tactics and formations

Match statistics

Chelsea
Statistics
Juventus
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
16
13
Draws
2
3
Losses
2
4
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
40
36
Goals Per Game
2.00
1.80
More > 2.5 Goals
8
11
More > 3 Goals
3
6
Scored First in a Match
18
16
Scored Both Halves
6
7
Won More > 1 Goal
9
4
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
8
21
Did Not Score
2
1
Both Teams Scored
6
12
Kept Clean Sheet
12
7
Won Without Conceding
12
7
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
568
607
Possession
40
45
Passes
403
435
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
16
14
Shots on Target
6.26
4.90
Goals out of Shots
0.13
0.13
Crosses
8.00
9.33
Offsides
2.25
3.33
Penalties
0.20
0.35
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.60
0.35
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
26
12
Interceptions
6.00
11
Own Goals
0.00
0.10
Aerials Won
16
10
Total Shots Conceded
8.85
12
Shots on Target Conceded
3.50
3.25
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.04
0.10
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
11
14
Yellow Cards
1.20
1.95
Red Cards
0.05
0.00

Injuries

  1. Muscle Strain image description
  2. Groin Strain image description
  3. Achilles tendonitis image description
  4. Hamstring image description
  5. Muscle Strain image description
  6. Hamstring image description