Chelsea suffered a disappointing Champions League defeat as Federico Chiesa’s strike 10 seconds after the interval gave Juventus victory in Turin.
Juventus have been struggling domestically, however had been ready present sufficient of their previous guile and high quality to beat the holders in a fiercely-contested Group H encounter.
Chiesa had already threatened on the break when he flashed a shot throughout the face of the objective within the first half.
However he gave Juve the proper begin instantly after the break when he completed excessive previous Chelsea keeper Edouard Mendy.
Federico Bernardeschi missed an open objective to double Juve’s benefit and Chelsea’s irritating evening was summed up when striker Romelu Lukaku missed two massive alternatives to earn them a degree, heading over when nicely positioned after which capturing astray with an angled drive when he ought to have scored.
Kai Havertz, who scored the objective that received the Champions League towards Manchester Metropolis in Porto, then wasted an excellent probability when he headed over with the final motion of the sport.
Evening of frustration for Chelsea
Chelsea got here up towards a well-recognized barrier of Juventus resistance as they suffered back-to-back defeats, having misplaced at dwelling to Manchester Metropolis on Saturday.
Thomas Tuchel’s facet dominated possession within the first half, however had been unable to carve out any clear openings, with Juventus often threatening on the break when Chelsea had been careless in possession.
They usually confronted an uphill job as soon as the full of life Chiesa caught Chelsea napping with that emphatic end proper initially of the second half.
It allowed Juventus to point out that acquainted defensive resilience, led by a masterful efficiency from their peerless captain Leonardo Bonucci.
Tuchel used 5 English substitutes – Ben Chilwell, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Ross Barkley, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Trevoh Chalobah – in an try and spark the Blues into life.
And regardless that this was hardly a classic efficiency and Juventus keeper Wojciech Szczesny was not pressured right into a critical save, Tuchel will really feel Chelsea ought to have capitalised n a frantic closing section after they had been lastly capable of apply some concerted penalty-area stress.
The service into Lukaku was poor all evening, however the striker had two possibilities when he ought to have not less than hit the goal, directing an inviting cross from Hudson-Odoi over, and failing to check Szczesny with one other try he usually cashes in on.
The drama continued proper till the ultimate whistle when Havertz headed over, however this was not Chelsea at their finest.
They continue to be in a powerful place of their group and will nonetheless qualify, having already crushed Zenit St Petersburg at Stamford Bridge.
However Tuchel and his gamers will really feel they’ve wasted a chance towards a Juve facet who’ve been out of types in Serie A as returning coach Max Allegri has made a gradual begin to his second spell in cost.
The Italians, nonetheless coming to phrases with life after Cristiano Ronaldo, will really feel rejuvenated by this victory, whereas Chelsea will know they’ll do a lot better – but might nonetheless have come away with a degree.
- 4de Ligt
- 12Lobo Silva
- 30BentancurSubstituted forChielliniat 83′minutes
- 25RabiotSubstituted forMcKennieat 77′minutes
- 11Ju CuadradoBooked at 89mins
- 20BernardeschiSubstituted forKulusevskiat 65′minutes
- 22ChiesaSubstituted forKeanat 77′minutes
- 2De Sciglio
- 4ChristensenSubstituted forBarkleyat 75′minutes
- 6Thiago Silva
- 2RüdigerBooked at 65mins
- 28AzpilicuetaSubstituted forLoftus-Cheekat 62′minutes
- 5JorginhoSubstituted forChalobahat 62′minutes
- 3AlonsoBooked at 18minsSubstituted forChilwellat 45′minutes
- 22ZiyechBooked at 61minsSubstituted forHudson-Odoiat 62′minutes
- Jesús Gil Manzano
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Match ends, Juventus 1, Chelsea 0.
Second Half ends, Juventus 1, Chelsea 0.
Try missed. Kai Havertz (Chelsea) header from the centre of the field is only a bit too excessive. Assisted by Ben Chilwell with a cross following a nook.
Nook, Chelsea. Conceded by Giorgio Chiellini.
Ben Chilwell (Chelsea) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Foul by Juan Cuadrado (Juventus).
Juan Cuadrado (Juventus) is proven the yellow card.
Nook, Juventus. Conceded by Trevoh Chalobah.
Try missed. Kai Havertz (Chelsea) header from the centre of the field is excessive and vast to the fitting. Assisted by Callum Hudson-Odoi with a cross following a nook.
Nook, Chelsea. Conceded by Giorgio Chiellini.
Try blocked. Thiago Silva (Chelsea) with an try from the centre of the field is blocked. Assisted by Ben Chilwell with a cross.
Kai Havertz (Chelsea) wins a free kick within the attacking half.
Foul by Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus).
Nook, Chelsea. Conceded by Matthijs de Ligt.
Substitution, Juventus. Giorgio Chiellini replaces Rodrigo Bentancur.
Try missed. Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea) left footed shot from the centre of the field is shut, however misses the highest left nook. Assisted by Ross Barkley.
Try blocked. Mateo Kovacic (Chelsea) proper footed shot from outdoors the field is blocked. Assisted by Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
Try blocked. Moise Kean (Juventus) left footed shot from the centre of the field is blocked. Assisted by Dejan Kulusevski.
Offside, Chelsea. Callum Hudson-Odoi tries a via ball, however Romelu Lukaku is caught offside.
Thiago Silva (Chelsea) wins a free kick within the defensive half.