The Blues are back on the continent for the first time since being crowned European champions as we head to Turin on matchday two of the Champions League, and our build-up begins with all the notable match stats and information...
Juventus vs Chelsea head to head
Juve won our most recent meeting, recording a 3-0 home victory in the group stage in November 2012. It was Roberto Di Matteo’s last match in charge of the Blues. The game at Stamford Bridge on matchday one that season ended 2-2.
On the other occasion we were paired in the 2008/09 round of 16, Didier Drogba scored the only goal of the first leg at Stamford Bridge. The Ivorian also scored the crucial second equaliser in the second leg in Turin, a game in which Juventus twice led through Vincenzo Iaquinta (19) and Alessandro Del Piero (74, pen), either side of Michael Essien's equaliser in first-half added time.
Juventus (3-5-2): Buffon (c); Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini; Lichtsteiner (Cacares 67), Pirlo, Marchisio, Asamoah; Quagliarella (Pogba 89), Vucinic (Giovinco 82)Unused subs: Storari, Pepe, Giaccherini, MatriScorers: Quagliarella 37, Vidal 61, Giovinco 90Booked: Bonucci, Marchisio, GiovincoManager: Antonio Conte
Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Cech (c); Ivanovic, Cahill, David Luiz, Cole; Mikel (Torres 70), Ramires; Azpilicueta (Moses 59), Oscar, Mata; HazardUnused subs: Turnbull, Bertrand, Romeu, Marin, PiazonBooked: RamiresManager: Roberto Di Matteo
Referee: Cuneyt Cakir (Turkey)Attendance: 39,670
Since the start of last season, no team have lost fewer games (one) or kept more clean sheets (10) than Chelsea in the Champions League, with the Blues winning 10 of our 14 games in this period overall.
We have won six and drawn one of our past seven away group games in the competition, since we lost 3-0 in Roma in 2017.
Chelsea are looking to win four consecutive Champions League matches without conceding a goal for the first time.
The Blues have lost our last four away games against Italian opposition in the Champions League, with each defeat coming against a different side – Inter Milan in 2009/10, Napoli in 2011/12, Juventus in 2012/13 and Roma in 2017/18.
Our overall record away to Serie A sides is one win, three draws and six defeats. Our sole win was a 4-0 success at Lazio in the 2003/04 group stage.
Past Chelsea players Alvaro Morata and Juan Cuadrado play for the Turin side.
This game comes exactly 50 years since our record win in a competitive fixture: 13–0 at home to Jeunesse Hautcharage in the Cup Winners' Cup (29 September 1971).
If selected, Jorginho will make his 150th appearance for Chelsea in all competitions and Antonio Rudiger will start for the Blues for the 150th occasion in all competitions.
Juventus won five of their six games in last season's group stage, winning first place in Group G with a 3-0 victory at Barcelona on matchday six although they were eliminated by Porto on away goals in the round of 16.
Juventus have won 11 of their last 12 Champions League group stage matches, losing the other 2-0 against Barcelona in October 2020. They’ve kept seven clean sheets and their last three have all ended 3-0, against Dynamo Kiev, Barcelona and Malmo.
At home, Juventus have won seven of their last eight games in the Champions League, losing the other against Barcelona in October 2020.
Juventus have won seven European Cup/Champions League matches against the reigning champions, with only Real Madrid winning more (11).
Juve had to wait until week five for their first Serie A victory of the season when they won 3-2 at Spezia after being 2-1 down. They followed up last weekend with another 3-2 win at home against Sampdoria.
Massimiliano Allegri’s side are ninth with eight points from six games, 10 points behind leaders Napoli.
Juventus have lost only five of their 46 European matches at the Juventus Stadium although four of those defeats have come in their last 14.
Juventus on matchday one
Tuesday 14 September 2021Malmo 0 Juventus 3Team (4-4-2): Szczesny; Danilo, Bonucci, De Ligt Rugani 87), Sandro; Cuadrado (Kulusevski 82), Bentancur (McKennie 68), Locatelli, Rabiot; Dybala (c) (Ramsey 82), Morata (Kean 67)Unused subs: Pinsoglio, Perin, Chiellini, De SciglioBooked: De LigtScorers: Sandro 23, Dybala 45 (pen), Morata 45+1
Juve's major summer moves
Kaio Jorge - SantosMoise Kean - Everton (loan)Manuel Locatelli - Sassuolo (loan)Alvaro Morata - Atletico Madrid (loan extended)
Gianluigi Buffon - Released (now Parma)Merih Demiral - Atalanta (loan)Gianluca Frabotta - Verona (loan)Marko Pjaca - Torino (loan)Marco Olivieri - Lecce (loan)Cristian Romero - Atalanta (loan made permanent)Cristiano Ronaldo - Manchester United
There are no suspensions. In the Champions League, three yellow cards will result in a one-match-suspension in the competition.
Juventus: De Ligt 1Chelsea: Azpilicueta 1
Referee and VAR
The referee is Jesus Gil Manzano from Spain. The VAR is Juan Martínez Munuera, also from Spain.