Chelsea travel away to Turin to face Juventus in the Champions League as we look at how Thomas Tuchel will lineup Chelsea against Juventus on Wednesday.
Tuchel tried to take the pressure off his players, insisting Chelsea are not favourites to retain the trophy, despite triumphing last season.
“It is hard to be seen as an underdog when you have just won a title, but I think we came from a role as not favourites last season and we got better with every match,” he said.
“Then maybe we were seen as real contenders very late in the competition, that can sometimes help.
“Now, it is of course easy to make us favourites. We have the experience that it gives us a higher value to play against us, a higher motivation for the opposition to play against us and we have to accept this because it is our fault, we have won this competition.
“It is no secret that we like this role, to perhaps come as an outsider or a challenger for this title. I think we are.
“I don’t think we are favourites but we have shown everybody the performances we are capable of and that is now on us to make ourselves free from these expectations and for them to not become our expectations.”
Chelsea probable XI (3-4-2-1): Mendy; Christensen, Silva, Rudiger; Azpilicueta, Jorginho, Kovacic, Chilwell; Ziyech, Havertz; Lukaku
Wednesday 29 September 8pm BST
Venue Allianz Stadium, Turin
Chelsea squad from: Mendy, Chalobah, Silva, Rudiger, Hudson-Odoi, Kovacic, Niguez, Alonso, Ziyech, Havertz, Lukaku, Arrizabalaga, Christensen, Jorginho, Werner, Loftus-Cheek, Barkley, Chilwell, Azpilicueta, Sarr.
Injured Mount, Pulisic, James
Ill Kante (Covid).
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