Thomas Tuchel’s side welcome Juventus to Stamford Bridge, with the competition’s holders keen to get their revenge for the defeat suffered in Turin earlier in the group stage.
Federico Chiesa scored ten seconds into the second half to give the Italian side a 1-0 victory, and with both teams winning all of their other matches, Chelsea currently sit three points behind Juventus in Group H.
The Blues go into the match full of confidence, after comfortably beating Leicester over the weekend. They are three points clear at the top of Premier League, and know a point against Juventus would officially secure their place in the last 16 of the Champions League.
Juventus have been unable to replicate their European form in Serie A, with Massimiliano Allegri’s side eighth in the table and 11 points off table-toppers Napoli.
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It’s a star-studded entourage that Juventus bring with them. Nedved, Del Piero, Agneli, they’ve all been knocking about on the touchline ahead of kick-off.
A reminder of what’s at stake this evening…
Juventus currently sit top of the group, three points clear of Chelsea thanks to their victory in the reverse fixture in Turin.
A point would be enough to see Chelsea secure qualification for the last-16 but a draw would also see Juventus confirmed as group winners so Thomas Tuchel’s side know they need victory tonight if they are to have a chance of being seeded in the knockout stage.
Here’s what happened in the reverse fixture…
James Robson at Stamford Bridge
Juventus XI: Szczesny, Cuadrado, Bonucci, de Ligt, Alex Sandro, Rabiot, Locatelli, Bentancur, McKennie, Chiesa, Morata.
Subs: Arthur, Dybala, Kean, Pinsoglio, Rugani, Perin, Kulusevski, De Winter.
Chelsea XI: Mendy, Chalobah, Thiago Silva, Rudiger, James, Kante, Jorginho, Chilwell, Ziyech, Hudson-Odoi, Pulisic.
Subs: Kepa, Alonso, Christensen, Lukaku, Werner, Loftus-Cheek, Bettinelli, Saul, Barkley, Mount, Azpilicueta, Sarr.
Burnley draw aside, Chelsea have been utterly ruthless since their two-game blip that included that uncharacteristic loss in Turin.
A four-point lead at the Premier League summit despite having been without Lukaku for several weeks is testament to both the strength and depth of the squad and Tuchel’s obvious coaching prowess.
Juve remain a frustratingly inconsistent prospect this season and Chelsea will be eager to level up proceedings in Group H before a final round trip to Russia to face Zenit.
Chelsea team news
Kai Havertz has added to Chelsea’s injury concerns ahead of tonight’s showdown with Juventus.
Romelu Lukaku also faces late checks to see if he will be allowed to make the bench following an ankle injury.
And Havertz, who has been Chelsea’s only recognised striker in the absence of Lukaku and Timo Werner in recent weeks, will also be assessed after complaining of a tight hamstring.
Werner is, at least, in contention to start after recovering from his own hamstring issues, while Christian Pulisic could join him up front.
How to watch Chelsea vs Juventus
TV channel: The match will be televised on BT Sport 2, with coverage beginning at 7.15pm GMT ahead of kick-off 45 minutes later.
Live stream: Viewers in the UK will be able to watch the match online via the website or BT Sport app.
You can of course also follow the action right here with our live blog!
Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage as Chelsea welcome Juventus to Stamford Bridge.
Thomas Tuchel’s side are three points behind the Italians as it stands, but will be looking to get rid of that deficit tonight in west London.
Kick-off comes at 8pm GMT, but before then we’ll have all the build-up and team news for the huge Champions League clash! Stay tuned…