Champions League match: Juventus – Chelsea Preview,Watch online-Live streams,Bet prediction,Lineups
Juventus Stadium — Torino
Referee: C. Çakιr
Matches between the Italians and English clubs always would brought a good football, and in the fifth round of the Champions League group will play the current Italian champion Juventus and London’s Chelsea, the current European champion.The first match between these two clubs in London ended with a draw 2-2.
After 12 games, Juventus came to the first victory in this competition against the Danes champion,which certainly will contribute to a positive atmosphere at the club.
On the other hand the current Champions league winner,Chelsea after 11 rounds in the Premier league is the third-placed teams with four points behind the leaders Manchester City.
In the last round of the Champions league,with a lucky header Moses has brought a very important victory to the Blues,and kept them alive for the placement in the next round.
Extra charm to this match certainly gives the fact that this match will directly decide on the placement to the second round, because after four rounds in this group E, seven points have Shakhtar and Chelsea while Juventus have just one less.
Chelsea vs Juventus 2-2 Match Highlights
Only the Danish Nordsjaelland practically is already written of with only one point won. Otherwise, the first duel between these teams, which was played in London, ended with a draw 2-2.
Of course that Juventus this time would not be happy with the outcome like in London, because in the last round they travel to Donetsk to play against Shakhtar which they fail to beat in Turin playing only 1-1, while Chelsea at home greets Nordsjaelland,which they sink in the first match with 4-0, so it is clear that now only a win is their the most realistic chance for passage to the knockout stage.
Juventus form recently is not so good,and it’s really hard to tell that they are the favorites in this match,especially as at Chelsea they know that a defeat in this match would significantly reduce their chances for placement in one of the top two spots in the group.
And when we talk about this a little poorer form of Juventus, then surely it should be noted that in Serie A in the last two home games they had won only one point, and this was this weekend against Lazio, while before that players of Inter Milan have inflicted them the first defeat after 49 official matches.
However, it should be said that between these two games “Bianconeri” as guests in Pescara once again have shown their strength and celebrated with as much as 6:1, so that they are still the leading team of Serie A, with four points more than the second placed team,Inter Milan.
In the Champions League after three consecutive draws, only in the fourth round they came to their first victory. It was at home against Danish Nordsjaelland, so it’s expected that the coach Alessio, who will lead for a few more rounds Juventus, and this time on the pitch will send his strongest team to come to three very important points.
Of course it means a lot to him that in the team returns Pirlo, while only injured defender De Ceglie and striker Vucinic will not be available for this match.
Juventus probable lineup 3-5-2 : Buffon;Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini ;Lichtsteiner, Marchisio, Pirlo, Vidal, Isla ;Quagliarella, Giovinco
As for Chelsea players, they are playing in the Champions League a very changeable, but still in the last round with a lot of happiness they celebrated at home over Shakhtar ,and so still maintain a very good chance to qualify to the next round.
However, if the Blues suffer a defeat in Turin, then in the last round they would depend on Shakhtar, who would need to beat Juventus at home Juventus, while at the same time Chelsea would need to beat once again the Danish Nordsjælland.
Of course, that a coach Di Matteo certainly does not want to bring himself in the situation of being dependent on others, so he will try to resolve the question of passage into the next round,already in this match, especially given the fact that Juventus recently proven to be a very vulnerable at home .
But on the other hand, and the team of Chelsea is in one drop of form in the domestic championship, where in the last four rounds they have won only two points, on a guest appearance at Swansea and at home against Liverpool, but were also defeated at home by Manchester United and the last weekend on an away match against West Brom 2-1.The result of this poor form is that Chelsea has fallen on the third place,and a month ago it was the leading team.
Therefore we expect that in Turin will play Chelsea´s strongest available lineup, where for some time due to injury Lampard is out, while the captain Terry before 10-odd days has suffered a serious injury. Ashley Cole, however, is recovered and he will be in the first team.
Although recently there was a lot of tensions about Torres form,we still expect he will play from the start while Sturridge will wait for his chance on the bench.
Chelsea probable lineup 4-2-3-1 : Cech;Ivanovic, Cahill, Luiz, Cole;
Mikel, Ramires;Mata, Oscar, Hazard;Torres
Match Prediction : A very important match for both teams,which probably will decide a lot of things in this group.Juventus needs to win,while Chelsea with defeat would be in some problems.So both teams to score,or over 2,5 goals.
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