Chelsea line up vs Juventus

Thomas Tuchel makes two changes from the side that won at Leicester City three days ago for tonight’s latest Champions League assignment…

The Blues welcome Juventus to Stamford Bridge with Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic returning to the starting 11 after substitute cameos in the East Midlands, the latter having netted our final goal in a 3-0 victory.

Kai Havertz and Mason Mount drop out, the German suffering from a hamstring issue and the England international on the bench, where he is joined by Timo Werner and Romelu Lukaku.

That means an unchanged back three of Trevoh Chalobah, Thiago Silva and Antonio Rudiger in front of Edouard Mendy, while Reece James and Ben Chilwell continue at wing-back and Jorginho alongside N'Golo Kante in central midfield. Pulisic is expected to lead the line in attack supported by Ziyech and Callum Hudson-Odoi.

Juve also make two changes from their weekend win in Serie A with Alex Sandro and Rodrigo Bentancur coming in. Former Blues Alvaro Morata and Juan Cuadrado also start.

Chelsea (3-4-3) Mendy; Chalobah, Thiago Silva, Rudiger; James, Kante, Jorginho (c), Chilwell; Ziyech, Pulisic, Hudson-Odoi

Subs Arrizabalaga, Bettinelli, Alonso, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Sarr, Barkley, Loftus-Cheek, Saul, Mount, Lukaku, Werner

Juventus (4-4-2) Szczesny; Cuadrado, Bonucci (c), De Ligt, Alex Sandro; Rabiot, Bentancur, Locatelli, McKennie; Morata, Chiesa

Subs Pinsoglio, Perin, Arthur, Dybala, Kean, Rugani, Kulusevski, De Winter

The referee is Srdjan Jovanovic from Serbia.

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