Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has ruled two attackers out of the Champions League group stage match against Chelsea due to injuries.
The Blues are going to visit the Juventus Stadium on Wednesday for their first Champions League game as the defending champions.
Luckily for Chelsea, Juventus, who have only won two of their first Serie A games this season, will be without their two main goalscorers; Alvaro Morata and Paulo Dybala.
“They won’t be there for Chelsea or Torino,” Allegri told Sky Italia about Morata and Dybala’s injury situations after their win over Sampdoria on Sunday.
“We hope to have them after the break, but it’s part of the game and the season. We’ll have to be good at dealing with absences.”
Chelsea dealing with few injuries as well
Reece James picked up an ankle injury during the 1-0 defeat to Manchester City on Saturday, while Mason Mount and Christian Pulisic had to miss the game due to injuries.
According to Thomas Tuchel, Mount only suffered a minor injury and could likely return very soon, but the Chelsea manager also said that Jorgingho, N’Golo Kante, and Thiago Silva have had fitness problems recently.
We will have to wait until further clarification from the manager, although his early comments suggest a potential team rotation against Juventus.