Chelsea will lock horns with Juventus at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday in their last home game of the Champions League group stages this season. After a dominating win vs Leicester this weekend, Thomas Tuchel will demand a win from his players in order to keep the hopes of topping the group alive. A draw on Tuesday will be enough for the Blues to ensure qualification to the next stages. The loss against Juventus in September was the last time Chelsea tasted defeat this season and the Blues will be hoping to change their fortunes this time around.
Let’s take a look at how Tuchel will set his team up vs Juventus on Tuesday.
Predicted Chelsea Lineup Vs Juventus
Edouard Mendy will continue in goal for the Blues as he has conceded only once this season in the Champions League so far with 3 cleansheets under his belt.
Andreas Christensen is expected to be back for the clash after missing out vs Leicester as Tuchel rested him for playing 180 minutes during the international break. Thiago Silva and Antonio Rudiger will play alongside Christensen and the back three has been a huge success for the Blues this season, as they have been solid defensively in most of the games.
Thomas Tuchel has said that Jorginho only felt a cramp and didn’t pick up a hamstring injury in the last game and hence he will be available vs Juventus, but it is believed that Ruben Loftus-Cheek will be given a chance in place of Jorginho for his impressive performances. Kante will be the key player in that midfield as he will look to sweep out the attacks of Allegri’s men.
Kovacic is still recovering from a hamstring injury and is expected to be out for this game. Reece James and Ben Chilwell will play in the wing-back positions as they have been Tuchel’s best creative options from that position. Both of them are in fine form and will hope to keep it up.
Romelu Lukaku is expected to be in team training and feature in this game but playing 90 minutes on Tuesday will be too hectic for him. Werner came back from injury in the last game and was on the bench and is expected to lead the line vs Juventus on Tuesday.
Callum Hudson-Odoi will keep his place behind the striker along with Mason Mount who is expected to start. Christian Pulisic and Kai Havertz will be Tuchel’s options from the bench along with Hakim Ziyech.