Chelsea vs Juventus LIVE: Champions League team news, line-ups and more tonight

Tuchel on Chelsea difficult Juventus challenge

Chelsea can secure their place in the knockout stages of the Champions League this evening as they welcome Juventus to Stamford Bridge.

The Blues require just one point to guarantee their spot in the last 16, with Group H leaders Juventus having already advanced, though Chelsea can steal top spot from the Italian side across the final two gameweeks of the group stage. In fact, Thomas Tuchel’s team – who are on nine points, three behind Juve – can actually progress to the round of 16 with a loss here, if Zenit St Petersburg fail to beat Malmo in this evening’s other Group H meeting.

Defending champions Chelsea will enter tonight’s game with confidence on their side, having remained atop the Premier League at the weekend by cruising past Leicester. That 3-0 away win came courtesy of goals from N’Golo Kante, Antonio Rudiger and Christian Pulisic, all of whom stepped up in the absence of forwards Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner. The latter returned from injury to sit on the bench on Saturday and is again among the substitutes here, while Lukaku missed the Leicester clash but is also named on the bench this evening.

Follow live updates from Chelsea vs Juventus below, at the conclusion of Villarreal vs Manchester United.

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GOAL! Villarreal 0 – 1 Man Utd (Ronaldo, 78’)⚽️

78 mins: Is that the winning goal?!

Michael Jones23 November 2021 19:28

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Villarreal 0 – 0 Man Utd

73 mins: Alberto Moreno is on for Villarreal, he’s replaced Manu Trigueros. Fred hooks a pass out to Ronaldo on the left wing. He slides the ball into the box for Rashford who tries to cut it back to Fernandes but Pau Torres is there to intercept.

Michael Jones23 November 2021 19:24

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Villarreal 0 – 0 Man Utd

70 mins: Chance! Manchester United have pushed higher up the pitch since the substitutes have come on, they’re also seeing more of the ball.

Sancho receives the ball on the right wing and comes inside. He gives the ball to Fernandes and continues into the box. Fernandes slots the ball back to him with a superb through ball. Sancho shimmies to the left and hits a shot at goal but is denied but the Villarreal goalkeeper! Lovely move, Man Utd’s best of the night.

Michael Jones23 November 2021 19:22

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Villarreal 0 – 0 Man Utd

67 mins: A bit of possession from United sees the ball come back to Maguire. He floats a long ball into the box as Rashford makes a run in behind. The flag stays down as Rashford looks to bring the ball under control. He’s met by Rulli who throws himself at the ball and smothers it. Then the offside flag goes up.

Michael Jones23 November 2021 19:19

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Villarreal 0 – 0 Man Utd

64 mins: Moi Gomez wins another corner for Villarreal sending the ball out off a defending Sancho. It’s played short before Danjuma swings a cross into the middle. Lindelof deals with it and Manchester United make a couple of changes.

Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford are on with Donny van de Beek and Anthony Martial off.

Michael Jones23 November 2021 19:16

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Villarreal 0 – 0 Man Utd

61 mins: Man Utd can’t get control of the ball and Villarreal seem to be content to slowly pass it around and bide their time. The work it down the right side before feeding it to Gomez in the box. He lays it off to Trigueros who sends it wider to Danjuma. Wan-Bissaka is out of position again and Danjuma shoots but belts it over the crossbar.

Michael Jones23 November 2021 19:14

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Villarreal 0 – 0 Man Utd

58 mins: SAVE! Massive save from David De Gea. United get done in midfield and Gomez drives the ball towards the box. His shot is blocked by Lindelof but the rebound drops for Trigueros on the right side of the area. He fires a shot of his own in the ground and De Gea leaps to his right to palm the shot wide of the far post. Great save!

Michael Jones23 November 2021 19:10

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55 mins: Villarreal knock the ball around easily enough, Manchester United aren’t pressing but instead are keeping a fairly solid shape limiting opportunities into the box. Moi Gomez makes a run off the ball but the pass into the penalty area is shepherded out of play by Lindelof.

Michael Jones23 November 2021 19:07

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Villarreal 0 – 0 Man Utd

51 mins: Bruno Fernandes has been sent out to warm up by Michael Carrick. Is his arrival imminent?

Manchester United need some time on the ball, preferably in midfield. A nice one-two combination between Fred and Martial sees United beat the Villarreal press in the middle of the pitch and Martial threads it up to Telles bombing forward on the left wing. He sends a low cross into the box but can’t pick out Ronaldo and Albiol clears the danger.

Michael Jones23 November 2021 19:04

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Villarreal 0 – 0 Man Utd

48 mins: The game is being played at snail’s pace until the ball comes to Moi Gomez. He turns and drives at the Manchester United backline before slipping it out to Pervis Estupinan who wins a corner on the left wing.

The set piece is swung into the middle of the box but Lindelof deals with it well enough.

Michael Jones23 November 2021 18:59

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