Champions League | Chelsea 4-0 Juventus: Bianconeri get the blues

by | Nov 23, 2021 21:55

Juventus were never really in the game at Stamford Bridge and drop to second in their Champions League group, as Jorginho’s Chelsea dominated 4-0.

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The Bianconeri were already qualified for the knockouts and needed only a draw to be guaranteed top spot in the group, having beaten the reigning Champions of Europe 1-0 in Turin through a Federico Chiesa strike.

Both sides had numerous injuries to deal with, missing Giorgio Chiellini, Danilo, Mattia De Sciglio, Aaron Ramsey and Federico Bernardeschi, with Paulo Dybala and Dejan Kulusevski not fully fit. The hosts were without Mateo Kovacic, while Timo Werner and ex-Inter striker Romelu Lukaku were only fit for the bench.

N’Golo Kante caused chaos in the opening minutes with his run down the right, Juve scrambling clear after a couple of mis-kicks, while Reece James tried to surprise Wojciech Szczesny from a free kick.

The deadlock was broken when a set play was flicked onto the arm of Antonio Rudiger by Adrien Rabiot, falling kindly for Trevor Chalobah to blast into the roof of the net. VAR did not disallow the goal, because the rules have changed this season, so it was considered unintentional handball.

Moments later it was almost 1-1, Alvaro Morata flicking it over the on-rushing Mendy and denied only by a spectacular Thiago Silva goal-line clearance.

Wojciech Szczesny got down to fingertip a James angled drive round the far post and Chelsea lost Kante to injury, but continued to push, Leonardo Bonucci with a key block after Jorginho’s dinked pass had sent Callum Hudson-Odoi clear.

Juve also threatened, Rodrigo Bentancur firing off target from the edge of the box, but Chelsea continued to dominate and deservedly doubled their lead.

Reece James chested down a deflected Ben Chilwell cross and hit a rocket of an angled drive across Szczesny into the far bottom corner.

Within moments it was 3-0, Juve giving it away cheaply again to spark a quick passing move, Hudson-Odoi firing in from six yards at the back post. It was the first time since a 4-1 defeat to Fulham in March 2010 that Juventus conceded at least three goals against an English team in Europe.

Chilwell was stretchered off with an apparent knee sprain and Mendy’s first genuine save of the game was on 83 minutes, fingertipping the Weston McKennie half-volley over the bar.

Szczesny kept the scoreline down with a low save on Hakim Ziyech, but could do nothing when McKennie gave it away with a fresh-air clearance, so Ziyech whipped his assist across the face of goal for substitute Timo Werner.

Chelsea 4-0 Juventus

Chalobah 25 (C), James 56 (C), Hudson-Odoi 58 (C), Werner 95 (C)

19 Comments

  1. Dx

    What a shame

  2. mikederob

    Pathetic

  3. David

    They are a treat chelsea are watch. What a manager Tuchel is. Really made them next to unbeatable. His defence is unreal. Defend like warriors and score goals! Mendy another clean sheet too. Beast. Wonder how united will fair against them…

  4. Mrjuve

    Not the Juve of old. At least 7 of the starting line up wouldnt get in a decent Championship side. Juve need a clear out but likely cant sell the deadwood. Hopefully a new keeper and strong defensive midfielder for January. Start to build a team again. All went wrong when Ronaldo came in. Unfortunately the same has happened at united. One man doesnt make a team. Forza Juve.

  5. Token BUBBLE

    We are a terrible, terrible team! Chelsea were good, but Juve were woeful, made them look even better 🙁

  6. kuy

    Allegri with his defend tactic, he really doesnt learn

  7. David07

    Juve need a revamp. The Ronaldo vanity project set them way back. One man doesnt make a team, as Ole has just learned. A lot of the players are mediocre at best and that starts with the man between the sticks. Shame old Gigi left and Young Gigi went to warm the bench in Paris.

    Lets hope Il Mister turns it around with a few decent signings in Jan and we can climb the table and push on in the Champions League. Forza Juve

  8. Uncle Z

    As a Juve fan I am not even upset by the scoreline or the performance. Looking at the Chelsea squad and how they made it look so easy was no surprise. We became too confident after the win in Turin when we know we had 20 percent possession even at home and had our amazing boy Chiesa score a great goal. I have never liked Allegri even when he first came. I will get roasted for this but I do not care as his style of football does not work in todays game. The man has not learnt anything. Tuchel is young and dynamic. He has been abroad and whilst he has used oil money from his last and current job, you can see his plan and execution. Lampard had the same crop of players but could not harness that talent unlike Tuchel. Give Allegri the Man City team and he would make them study defence all day long. Sadly nothing will change and Agnelli loves this guy so much. Just as bad are Atalanta. Even a Swiss team can take another Italian club to the limit. As much as I hate Inter they are the best bet for the future representation of the Italian clubs as they at least fight, even after conceding.

  9. Uncle Z

    David07 please stop blaming Ronaldo. He has gone and this is on Allegri. The management issues were long before Ronaldo was even their as our midfield has been non existent even when Marotta was in his final 2 years. He even brought in Can and what a surprise he build a great midfield at Inter and takes Barella. This is on Agnelli, Nedved, Paratici and Allegri. Stupid ideas around the super league has taken our eyes away from the simple things such as building a team to win the league. The champions league is not possible for Italian clubs as they do not have the cash plain and simple.

  10. tony

    LOL McKennie and the end. My god Juventus have fallen so far they cannot even find players who can trap the easiest of balls. @Danger Queen Juventus are not a village team I would go with PUB club.

  11. Bill

    I always knew that Juventus current form and squad is no match to Chelsea form and squad, I mean we are talking about the current EPL table toppers. Our win tonight was very well deserved injuries or no injuries, mind you, Juventus was very lucky in the first leg. BLUE IS THE COLOUR

  12. LORD ALLEGRI PATRON SAINT OF SLOW BALL

    I see the Corgi is now doing the good old Italian thing of finding the excuse and blaming the foreigners. News flash Chelsea have many foreign players. Liverpool’s front line are all foreign. Bayern Munich many have many foreigners. Italy just won the Euro’s as Mancini used a method alien to the old Italian ways. Allegri to his credit is a full blooded Italian as he keeps to his sacred catenaccio bible in his breast pocket and reads it every night before going to bed.

  13. white Rabbit

    Chelsea are a well oiled machine who are on top of the PL and are the current CL champions. We are still a work in progress. If there is anyone to blame for this its the management for failing to bring in descent midfield players who can just pass the ball for heavens sake. Rabiot and Bentancour are just not cut out for this team. Every time we need a key pass these guys fail to deliver. Next game I would just start Artur and Locatelli in midfield. One can make simple passes the other can attempt longer vertical passes. Chelsea outplayed us Today and you have to give credit to them. They needed to get points we really didnt. Its not an excuse for a bad performance, but if we can learn from this and not start Rabiot and Bentancour then this defeat will be a blessing. Vlahovic would be a great addition, but we need midfielders not attackers. If our midfielders can make better passes then I can see the current strikers score more. Congratulations to Chelsea on their stellar performance.

  14. Masoud

    Laughing so hard now, imagine we’re up against PSG or Bayern haha Forza Juve hahahaha

  15. Piemonte Farmers Club

    Trevoh Chalobah. That should worry the villagers from the hills of Piedmont. No disrespect to the young man but he was at Huddersfield 18 months ago and was bossing the Juventus compost midfield. Even Loftus Cheek was running rings around the amateurs. The midfield is the glaring issue but Allegri needs to go asap. He had the mind sight to defend until the death. I have seen lesser teams put in more effort and the issues come from above. If this were Pirlo every Juventus fan would be singing from the rafters to get him out. Why Allegri is given special excuse treatment is laughable. I have said it many times that he is a coat tailor and only won because Conte had left him the manual. He is a con artist and does not know how to build teams and that is not talking about transfers but rather mind set.

  16. The Queens Half Corgi

    1st Chelsea Goal

    What’s the point of VAR if the clear handball of Rudiger is not brought to the Referee’s attention?

  17. frankie

    Congrats to Chelsea on a great performance, however Juve were no match when they have a manager who continues to play to defensively instead of trying to take the game to opponents. I would rather lose 5-3 and have a go rather than try and defend and still lose 4-0!! Unfortunately, this is another example of Juve management panicking because they lost the league for the first time in 9 years. They were at least on the right path of trying to modernize their football, but have now fallen back into reactive, boring, and ultimately, unproductive football which takes us further away from Europe’s elite. Sometimes it takes patience to rebuild and play a different brand of football.
    Bentancur and Rabbiot have no business playing for this club and must be offloaded in January – enough is enough of their brainless and insipid performances.

  18. Usman Yusuf

    I said it some weeks ago, Allegri spent the 2 years he had in drinking wine and eating cheese in his Villa in Tuscany, instead of critically looking at himself, and improving his capabilities, even a child that watches football knows football has changed, and it still evolving, as it is , it will be hard for them to win the title in serie’a for the foreseeable future, all the other big teams are evolving every season, implementating modern tactics, and buying good players, and all the big teams play very good and open football now, which clearly Juve and Allegri cannot, even Mourinho who is outdated, has improved his tactics and approach, the second part of the season will be very interesting, Napoli, AC Milan and inter will fight for the title, Lazio, Roma , Atalanta, Fiorentina and Juve will fight for the last spot in the UCL…

  19. Bruno

    I blame Allegri. Yes, he might not have the best of squads, but his approach was awful. He was already getting his excuses ready before the game, saying there was little difference finishing second or first. As a director or player, you don’t want to hear your coach saying things like this.

    Then there was the formation, the line up, playing players out of position, and worst of all, the lack of any intent to win the game; a damage limitation exercise. Allegri is such a cowardly manager. I would much rather my team lose knowing that they had least had a go.

    The smaller clubs in the Premier League have given Chelsea much touger games, and many of them have inferior players to Juve.

    I can only see Juve going backwards under such a gutless and backward thinking coach. It was a terrible decision to bring him back.

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