Juventus 1-0 Chelsea: 5 talking points as Blues side fall short in Champions LeagueSeptember 29, 2021
Chelsea’s slump in form continued as they suffered a 1-0 defeat to Juventus in the Champions League group stage, and there is plenty to ponder for Thomas TuchelVideo Loading
Jorginho previews Chelsea’s Champions League trip to Juventus
Chelsea endured a disappointing night in Turin as Juventus ran out 1-0 winners at the Allianz Stadium.
The Blues are now facing an uphill battle to finish top of Group H in the Champions League as they missed some key absentees.
After a goalless first half, Juventus sprang into action just after the break as Federico Chiesa scored the winning goal with a smart finish after a quick break to shock the visitors.
It was one of Chelsea’s most underwhelming performances under Thomas Tuchel, and despite pushing higher throughout the second half, they never really looked like threatening Wojciech Szczesny’s goal.
So after back-to-back defeats for the west London side, Mirror Football looks at five talking points from the match.Jorginho’s 150th Blues appearance Jorginho made his 150th Chelsea FC appearance against Juventus (
Italian midfielder Jorginho brought up his 150th appearance for Chelsea in Turin – a highly impressive feat after a little over three seasons at the club.
Originally brought in by Maurizio Sarri, Jorginho’s slow first campaign was followed up by two exemplary ones, and after winning the Champions League and Euro 2020, he is even being talked about as a potential Balon d’Or winner.
The former Napoli man certainly didn’t have his best performance though, and was hooked on the hour mark for Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
Can Chelsea still finish top of their group in the Champions League? Comment down belowNo Kante, some problems
Not having N’Golo Kante in the team will always worry some Chelsea fans.
And they were proved right as the whole Blues side looked slightly out of kilter from defence to attack.
In the final third the Blues looked scared to take risks knowing that their usual cover wasn’t behind them, while the transition from the back three into the midfield pivot was lacking its usual slickness.Ronaldo replacement found? Federico Chiesa scored the opening goal for Juventus just after half time (
It’s not been the best start to the season for Juventus in Serie A, and the lack of Paulo Dybala and Alvaro Morata up front would definitely have been a concern for Allegri.
But fresh from his brilliant summer at Euro 2020, Federico Chiesa looked lively all night as he caused problems for the Blues defence.
The 23-year-old got his reward just seconds into the second half as he provided a brilliant finish to put Juventus ahead.Still missing Mount
This display showed just how much Chelsea are missing Mason Mount as Hakim Ziyech failed to step into the Englishman’s shoes alongside Kai Havertz.
Mount was also missing in the defeat to Manchester City, and Tuchel will be desperate to have the 22-year-old back in his ranks for Saturday’s game against Southampton.
This was the perfect time for Ziyech to show Tuchel that he is ready to step up for a regular starting place, but Christian Pulisic will be licking his lips after seeing the Moroccan underwhelm.Italian curse continues Mandatory
Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel reacts during the UEFA Champions League group H soccer match Juventus FC vs Chelsea FC at Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy, 29 september 2021. Juventus vs Chelsea, Turin, Italy – 29 Sep 2021 (
Chelsea’s wait for a win in Italy continues as the 4-0 win over Lazio back in November 2003 remains their most recent triumph against Serie A sides.
In that time, the Blues have suffered convincing defeats to Juve, Roma and Napoli, as well as losing to Inter Milan.
Their home record is slightly better though, so they’ll be hoping that the return fixture will go in their favour as they look to top Group H