Chelsea Lose To Juventus, Record Second Defeat In A Row

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Juventus gamers acknowledge followers on the finish of the UEFA Champions League Group H soccer match between Juventus and Chelsea on September 29, 2021 on the Juventus stadium in Turin.
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Federico Chiesa proved to be an enormous recreation participant as soon as once more with the one purpose in Juventus’ 1-0 Champions League win over holders Chelsea which may kick-start their faltering season. 

Sat tenth in Serie A after a succession of unconvincing performances domestically, Juve high Group H with an ideal six factors due to a perfectly taken winner 10 seconds after half-time from Chiesa, considered one of Italy’s stars at Euro 2020.

Massimiliano Allegri’s facet took down the European champions, regardless of lacking beginning forwards Paulo Dybala and Alvaro Morata, with a disciplined efficiency that sucked the life out of the Blues and restricted them to little or no in entrance of purpose.

“We showed the Juventus spirit tonight, and that’s what the coach asks of us,” Chiesa, who has been criticised by Allegri this season, informed Amazon.

“There has never been any problem between me and the coach, I do what he asks of me. When Juve start off poorly there is always a lot of unnecessary noise: we all want to take the club back to the top.”

Juve are three factors away from each Chelsea and Zenit, who they play in Saint Petersburg in three weeks.

“The players put in a great performance against the European champions. We were solid defensively and conceded very few chances. (Wojciech) Szczesny barely had a save to make,” stated Allegri to Amazon.

“We also missed some really good chances on the counter but I’m happy. We haven’t conceded a goal, we have six points, it’s another step towards qualifying.”

Chelsea dominated the ball within the early phases however it was the house facet who had the primary actual possibilities of the sport, each of which got here after pouncing on sloppy passes in midfield.

Chelsea Held At Bay 

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Chelsea’s Moroccan midfielder Hakim Ziyech (L) tackles Juventus’ Brazilian defender Alex Sandro through the UEFA Champions League Group H soccer match between Juventus and Chelsea on September 29, 2021 on the Juventus stadium in Turin. Marco BERTORELLO / AFP

 

Adrien Rabiot was barracked by the house crowd within the sixteenth minute when after sprinting away on a break with virtually your complete Chelsea group nonetheless upfield, he elected to play a cross to Federico Bernardeschi which was fully mishit and rolled to Edouard Mendy.

Four minutes later it was Chiesa’s flip to indicate the Blues a clear pair of heels after pinching the ball, just for his low shot from a good angle to float simply huge.

Juve’s gameplan of sitting in and stopping Chelsea from getting a passing rhythm going labored however they initially lacked a focus and too typically let off the hook a Chelsea group lacking the dynamism of N’Golo Kante and Mason Mount.

However they bought the purpose they deserved instantly after the break by Chiesa, who has had an unsure begin to the season however confidently met Bernardeschi’s by ball to lash house the opener on the close to put up.

Chelsea responded by once more urgent Juve again into their field however once more struggled to interrupt by the hosts’ well-drilled backline.

It was Juve who had been questioning how Bernardeschi didn’t double their lead within the sixty fourth minute when he tripped over his personal ft with the purpose at his mercy.

And they had been respiration an enormous sigh of reduction with six minutes left when after a chronic spell of Chelsea dominance Romelu Lukaku thumped huge after being properly arrange by Mateo Kovacic.

The house crowd roared on the poor end of Lukaku, former striker at their fiercest rivals Inter Milan, and proper after Kai Havertz headed over the bar let loose one other shout of pleasure on the ultimate whistle.

AFP

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