Chelsea predicted the line-up against Juventus


Chelsea are back in the Champions League when they host Italian giants Juventus at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night.

The Blues are currently second in Group H, but they will need a victory with two goals or more if they want to secure their guests at the top. Less and less and Bianconeri will continue to lead the way thanks to head-to-head and the goal difference.

Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel has no luck with attack injuries; while Timo Werner and Romelu Lukaku are about to return after a month away, Kai Havertz is now doubtful with a hamstring injury.

With that in mind, here’s how the German could line up his team …

Edouard Mendy is doing zero / James Williamson – AMA / GettyImages

Edouard Mendy (GK) – Another zero on Sunday against Leicester. There is absolutely no doubt that he is starting to prevent a disaster.

Andreas Christensen (CB) – Rested against the Foxes, expect the elegant Dane to return to the lineup for what is a decisive match.

Thiago Silva (CB) – The temptation will be there to rest him and get Cesar Azpilicueta back into the team, but the Brazilian is so important to the side that he will be needed here.

Antonio Rüdiger (CB) – Simply put, he is in unstoppable, unstoppable form. A goal on Saturday, he starts here again.

N’Golo Kante was magnificent against Leicester / James Williamson – AMA / GettyImages

Reece James (RWB) – Chelsea’s arguably the most important player so far this season. He is another name Tuchel may want to rest, but the importance of the match will not be lost on him.

Jorginho (CM) – His staying play in midfield and passing ability from the depths will be crucial in easing the pressure that Juve will no doubt exert.

N’Golo Kante (CM) – The Frenchman is impressive in every division against Leicester and will be just as important here as a ball-winning midfielder in all action against some elegant operators.

Marcos Alonso (LWB) – An area on the field where Tuchel can imagine rotating before the festive schedule. Ben Chilwell is now the first choice, but the side is not significantly weakened by Alonso’s inclusion.

Timo Werner should make his injury comeback / Visionhaus / GettyImages

Mason Mount (RF) – Got rid of half an hour left on Saturday so he is clearly in Tuchel’s thoughts here, even though his replacement Hakim Ziyech impressed from the bench.

Timo Werner (ST) – Finally back from a hamstring injury that kept him away for a month. Werner will probably have to start centrally here with Havertz hesitant and Lukaku lacks match condition.

Christian Pulisic (LF) – Scored from the bench last Saturday and may be in line for a start with Havertz away. However, Ziyech will pressure him as well.

You can read a preview of Tuesday night’s clash here.

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