On Wednesday, the Italian giants Juventus will welcome the defending UEFA Champions League winner Chelsea at the Allianz Stadium. While both the team started their Champions League with a win. As Juventus won their first match against Malmo and Chelsea beat Zenit St. Petersburg, in their first game. Despite for the team will face each other without their few star players like Dybala, Pulisic, Mount, Morata. So, in the absence of few superstars let’s look at the 5 key players to watch out for the clash.
1. Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea)
One of the best strikers currently in the football world the Romelu Lukaku after his move to his former club he is happy and enjoying it. Belgium superstar returns to Stamford Bridge from Inter Milan this summer transfer window with a record fee of £97.5 million. After his move to UEFA Champions League winner he already scores 3 goals for the club in his 5 matches.
The 28 years old Belgium striker is again showing his strength, positions and finishing talent in the final third just after joining the blues. Lukaku knows Juventus as he played against them in the last few seasons with Inter Milan. So, he will be the key player in tomorrow’s game against Juventus at the UEFA Champions League. Therefore, if Chelsea finds Juventus in the back of the net then Lukaku will likely be involved directly or indirectly.
2. Mateo Kovacic (Chelsea)
One of the best players for Chelsea Mateo Kovacic will have a lot of responsibility in the blues midfield against Bianconeri. As their star player N’Golo Kante will miss the game for testing Covid 19 positive. The playing level of Croatian midfielder can be matched by only a few players in the world. Due to his drilling capabilities without getting tired.
The 27 years old Croatian was rarely involved in the goals sheet. But in the season he already scored a goal for Chelsea and also provided three assists. So, he will be a vital player for Thomas Tuchel UEFA Champions League 2021-22 campaigns. And also in the match against Juventus, he has a playing experience against the Bianconeri during his time at Inter Milan. Therefore, with another key player Jorginho on the list, both will function as the midfield of Chelsea.
3. Joringho (Chelsea)
Another midfielder along with Mateo Kovacic, the Italian superstar Jorginho is the key part of Chelsea’s midfield. The 29 years old has the best 2020-21 season in his career as he won the treble with Chelsea. And also he becomes the Euro 2020 champions with Italy. While he is also one of the top contender’s for the Ballon d’Or award this year.
Jorignho again started his 2021-22 season with a great nod. As he already won UEFA Super Cup and also won the UEFA Men’s player of the year. So, Thomas Tuchel will again hoping from Jorginho to perform with more hunger and energy against Chelsea at UEFA Champions League.
4. Federico Chiesa (Juventus)
The Italian forward Federico Chiesa is another player to watch in the match against Juventus vs Chelsea UEFA Champions League. While Juventus is out of form and made the worst start of the season in the last six decades. But from some of their form players, Chiesa is one of them. The 23 years old forward also shown his brilliant performance in Euro 2020. And helps the team to win their Euro title.
Chiesa attacking threat can create an immense problem for the blues. So, they need to be extra alert of Chiesa’s low and accurate crosses in the box to find Moise Kean. Therefore, after the departure of their player Cristiano Ronaldo this summer. It is an opportunity for him to get the limelight and becomes the Bianconeri face with Dybala.
5. Moise Kean (Juventus)
The new signing by Bianconeri this summer Moise Kean from Paris Saint-German could be key players for the Club. Kean can get his form back at Juventus after his struggling seasons at Premier League with PSG. The Italian youngster can shine at one of his biggest home clubs. So, he can be a Vital player for Juventus against Chelsea at UEFA Champions League 2021-22 season. After the departure of Ronaldo and the injury of their star forwards Paulo Dybala.
It is expected that Juventus boss Allegri will start with Moise Kean against the blues. So, it can be a great opportunity for the Italians to show their talent and proves their worth against the Champions of Europe. Therefore, he can also impress Allegri can get his regular playing XI for the team. But it will be a tough task for him to come up against Chelsea’s tight and discipline defences.