Juventus vs ChelseaUEFA Champions League, KO: 20:00 Sep 29, 2021, Juventus Stadium
CHELSEA travel to Italy to face a Juventus side in a heavyweight Champions League who were rocked by an appalling start to the season, but have started to show shoots of recovery.
The European champions suffered a poor weekend home defeat to Manchester City which, even at this stage of the season, could prove to be a disastrous result. It was their first defeat of the season.
Juventus suffered the ignominy of going through the first four games of Serie A without a win for only the fourth time in their history, but at least have recovered by consecutive 3-2 wins against Spezia and Sampdoria.
However, it came at a major cost after key men Paulo Dybala and Alvaro Morata were injured and both look set to miss the showdown with the London club.
Chelsea started their campaign with a hard-fought 1-0 home win over Zenit St Petersburg which was a harder slog than many expected.
But Juventus turned in arguably their most impressive display of the season in a fairly comfortable 3-0 win in Sweden against Malmo.
How the bookies view it
Recent head to heads
The clubs have met on four occasions and Juve won the last meeting in 2013, 3-0 in Turin as can be seen below. It's a win apiece and two draws so far.
Players to watch
Moise Kean looks a cert to start due to injuries. He netted against Spezia and also scored a double for the Azzurri in a 5-0 win against Lithuania. He's 10/3 with bet365 to score anytime and that's not bad for their main striker.
Romelu Lukaku has somewhat surprisingly drawn a blank in his club's last two league matches against Spurs and Manchester City, but he'll have plenty of takers for Unibet's 13/10 for him to net on Wednesday night.
Anything else catch the eye?
Chelsea look a tad short here in a venue where it's never going to be easy, even accounting for Juve in transition and their injuries.
But Juventus have only kept one clean sheet all season – at Malmo – and it's clear they could be an entertaining watch this season with goals at both ends.
By that reckoning, over 2.5 goals has a real chance too and the combined price of BTTS and overs is 6/4 with bet365.
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