Chelsea vs Juventus prediction: How will Champions League fixture play out tonight?

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Chelsea can reach the last 16 of the Champions League as they welcome Juventus to west London tonight.

The Blues enter the match in second place in Group H, with first-placed Juventus having already sealed their place in the knockout rounds – though Chelsea can still take top spot from the Italian club.

A draw this evening would see Chelsea advance, though the defending champions can also go through with a loss if Zenit St Petersburg fail to defeat Malmo.

Thomas Tuchel’s side were 3-0 winners at Leicester on Saturday as they remained top of the Premier League, three points ahead of Manchester City, so they will carry great confidence into this clash.

Here’s everything you need to know about this evening’s game.

When is it?

The match will kick off at 8pm GMT at Stamford Bridge.

How can I watch it?

The game will air live on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport Ultimate. The fixture will also stream live on the broadcaster’s app and website.

What is the team news?

Chelsea forwards Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner are closing in on returns from injury. The latter sat on the bench for the Blues’ victory over Leicester on Saturday, while Lukaku is back in training. Meanwhile, Mateo Kovacic is out for the foreseeable future due to a hamstring issue.

Paulo Dybala may be fit enough to feature for Juventus, though Giorgio Chiellini is unlikely to be involved. Danilo and Aaron Ramsey will miss out here, while Federico Bernardeschi is also an injury concern for coach Max Allegri.

Predicted line-ups

Chelsea: Mendy; Rudiger, Christensen, Silva; James, Jorginho, Kante, Alonso; Hudson-Odoi, Mount; Havertz.

Juventus: Szczesny; Danilo, Bonucci, De Ligt, Sandro; Cuadrado, McKennie, Locatelli, Rabiot; Morata, Chiesa.

Odds

Chelsea: 13/19

Draw: 68/23

Juventus: 5/1

Prediction

Juventus are without a win in their last three games, while Chelsea have been in fine enough form to expect to come out on top here. Chelsea 1-0 Juventus.

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