Wed. Dec 8th, 2021

    Date: Tuesday 23rd November, 2021
    Time: 9:00 pm
    Stadium Stamford Bridge
    Referee    Srdjan Jovanovic (Serbia)
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    Team News

    Having been without both of his main strikers following injuries suffered on Champions League duty, Thomas Tuchel has been able to welcome back both Romelu Lukaku (ankle) and Timo Werner (thigh) to training in recent days.

    While Werner was an unused substitute at Leicester on Saturday and could now start, Lukaku is unlikely to feature yet, as he maps out a cautious return to first-team action.

    Several times a champion in this competition, Mateo Kovacic has been out since suffering a hamstring injury in training late last month, while wing-back Marcos Alonso only returned from an ankle injury at the weekend. The latter may be involved though; pressing Ben Chilwell for his place on the left.

    Mason Mount missed England’s recent internationals after undergoing dental surgery but started in the Premier League and is expected to play in support of either Kai Havertz or Werner up front.
    Chelsea possible starting lineup:
    Mendy; Rudiger, Christensen, Silva; James, Jorginho, Kante, Alonso; Hudson-Odoi, Mount; Havertz

    Juventus, meanwhile, are hoping to have Paulo Dybala at their disposal for the trip to London, and the diminutive striker remains hopeful of being involved at some stage.

    His condition will be monitored regularly before the match, but Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey is sidelined again and captain Giorgio Chiellini’s presence is once more in doubt due to an Achilles problem.

    Max Allegri also has concerns about Federico Bernardeschi, who was injured representing Italy, but Moise Kean is available and could feature up front should Dybala miss out. Scorer of the winner in the reverse fixture, Federico Chiesa is a more likely option to join Alvaro Morata in attack for the Bianconeri.
    Juventus possible starting lineup:
    Szczesny; Danilo, Bonucci, De Ligt, Sandro; Cuadrado, McKennie, Locatelli, Rabiot; Morata, Chiesa

    Prediction: Chelsea 1-0 Juventus

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