'No excuses': Some Chelsea fans think the Blues must beat Juventus after hearing team news from Italy

A few Chelsea supporters on social media felt they simply had to defeat Juventus tomorrow once they discovered the latest injury update.

Massimiliano Allegri confirmed on the weekend that Paulo Dybala and Alvaro Morata would miss the Champions League tie against the Blues on Wednesday.

Both players were forced off during Sunday’s Serie A victory over Sampdoria.

Dybala was reduced to tears after suffering a thigh problem, whilst Morata felt a similar pain shortly before the final whistle.

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This is a huge blow for Juve, who will be without their two top scorers when they host Chelsea in just over 24 hours’ time.

But for Blues fans, this was a massive boost and an advantage they could not let squander.

Here’s how they reacted on Twitter:

Juve still full of juice

Although Dybala and Morata will be missed, Juve have a huge roster of quality internationals to fill the gaps.

Aaron Ramsey, Moise Keane and Danilo are recognisable names to followers of the Premier League.

Federico Chiesa and Manuel Locatelli shot to fame during Italy’s successful European Championship run.

Then there’s the centurion figures of Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini at the back.

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Alongside the youthful outline of Matthijs de Ligt, a figure who has recently become familiar with the Chelsea chain of command.

So the Blues should not underestimate their hosts just yet.

Especially as they have a few walking wounded to worry about themselves.

Reece James and Mason Mount are both doubts for the European fixture.

James was replaced early in the weekend’s loss to Manchester City thanks to an ankle wound.

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Mount missed the game entirely due to picking up a knock against Aston Villa mid-week.

Christian Pulisic is still out on the treatment table with foot damage.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.