Chelsea has been handed a massive boost ahead of their Champions League group game against Juventus on Wednesday after Massimiliano Allegri recently ruled out the prospect of two of his stars featuring against the Blues.
‘The Old Lady’ were in action on Sunday afternoon when they faced domestic rivals Sampdoria.
Despite running out eventual 3-2 winners, thanks to goals from Paulo Dybala, Manuel Locatelli and Leonardo Bonucci, the Serie A giants’ most recent win has come at a cost.
Despite opening the game’s scoring after just 10-minutes with a superb effort, attacker Dybala later hobbled off injured.
Pinpoint precision from Paulo Dybala! ?
He strikes the ball early from the edge of the area to give Juve the lead! ? pic.twitter.com/W8TSCj6Bzz
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) September 26, 2021
The South American was in visible distress following his unfortunate injury and was even spotted leaving the pitch in tears.
Juventus’ injury woes were piled on a short time later when Alvaro Morata clutched at his thigh before also being brought off.
According to a recent report from Goal Italia’s Romeo Agresti, Allegri was heard after the game ruling out both players for their midweek European clash against Chelsea.
— Romeo Agresti (@romeoagresti) September 26, 2021
Despite Wednesday’s Champions League clash being played in Juventus’ backyard, given their recent injury concerns, surely Thomas Tuchel must be feeling its advantage the Blues.