Boost for Chelsea as 2 Key Juventus Players Set to Miss Champions League Clash Against The Blues

Boost for Chelsea as 2 Key Juventus Players Set to Miss Champions League Clash Against The Blues

  • The pair of Paulo Dybala and Alvaro Morata will both play no role when Juventus take on Chelsea
  • The two teams will face off in their Group H Champions League fixture on Wednesday, September 29
  • Dybala is understood to have suffered an injury while in action against Sampdoria in the Serie A at the weekend
  • Juve and the Blues secured victories in their opening fixtures in the European elite competition

Juventus have been dealt a huge blow ahead of their Champions League meeting with Chelsea.

Paulo Dybala of Juventus Fc looks dejected during the Serie A match between Juventus Fc and Empoli Fc. - Empoli Fc wins 1-0 over Juventus Fc. (Photo by Marco Canoniero/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Dybala is understood to have suffered an injury while in action against Sampdoria in the Serie A at the weekend. Photo by Marco Canoniero.
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The two teams are set to face off in the elite European competition on Wednesday, September 29, in Turin in their second Group H clash.

Goal reports Paulo Dybala will miss the encounter after limping off in years against Sampdoria with a thigh injury.

The Argentine was started as a captain in the Series A clash staged at Allianz Stadium and scored the opener with a wonderfully struck half volley.

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However, he had to be withdrawn shortly after in a blow to the Italian giants, leaving manager Massimiliano Allegri short on attacking options.

Allegri has now confirmed his side will also miss the services of Alvaro Morata who is also sidelined.

The pair of Dybala and Morata will both need to be assessed to determine the extent of their injuries.

Chelsea will head to Turin days after they suffered their first defeat of the season against Man City at Stamford Bridge.

Gabriel Jesus' 53rd-minute deflected strike was the only difference during the encounter as the Blues fell to City.

The west Londoners won their Group H opener against Zenit St. Petersburg.

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Gabriel Jesus' brilliant effort in the 53rd minute sealed the victory for the Etihad Stadium dwellers as the visitors ended up claiming all three points available in the game.

The defeat saw the unbeaten status of the Blues come to an end on matchday six at Stamford Bridge but they remain in the top four - the same point as Man City, Man United, and Everton.

Germany defender Rudiger who inspired the London club to Champions League glory last season admitted that the entire team was sloppy for the entire time, especially in the opening half.

Source: Legit.ng

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