Juventus Captain Confident in ‘Easy’ Win Over Chelsea Even Without Cristiano Ronaldo

Published 09/29/2021, 4:38 PM EDT


Cristiano Ronaldo finally re-joined Manchester United this summer after a relatively short transfer saga. While the most significant story going around was his refusal to join City and his eventual return, his former club Juventus was ignored for a bit.

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The Serie A giants haven’t been too shabby themselves and have won the Serie A nine times in a row since 2010. They finally lost out on the league title to Inter Milan as they ended up finishing fourth. Ronaldo was the top scorer in Italy with 29 goals. Currently, after a subpar start to the league, Juventus face Chelsea in their second UEFA Champions League match.

 

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Giorgio Chiellini reveals why Juventus has it easy against Chelsea.

However, despite all of their problems, Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini has high hopes for his team. The Italian centre-back talked about how it felt like facing Chelsea (the defending UCL champions) in their own backyard.

 

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“In my opinion, tomorrow is going to be the easiest of matches we have played of late, and the coach agrees with me because he told us so. At the end of the day, these matches are great because they are easier to prepare for. The tension is incredible, and everything will be over the top because of the atmosphere that will be there,” Chiellini revealed.

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Juventus and their shocking start to the season without Cristiano Ronaldo leading the line.

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Juventus have always challenged for the Serie A title ever since 2010, and 2020-21 was an abomination by their lofty standards. However, things have gotten worse this time around as new manager Massimiliano Allegri tries to save his team.

The Old Lady sit in 10th place in the League table after six games. They have lost two, drawn two, and won two games and are behind city rivals Torino in the table. Moreover, they have also leaked a ghastly ten goals in these six matches showing the problems that exist in the team.

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It’s hard to see them winning anything domestically this season, but anything could happen with their calibre and mindset.

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Aniket Awasthi

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Aniket Awasthi is a football writer at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for football to enhance his journalism. He calls charismatic names like Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford as his favorite players, but he is a great admirer of Karim Benzema too.

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