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Champions League Ahead of Chelsea vs Juventus, Allegri Glad Lukaku Absent

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LONDON – Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said the absence of Romelu Lukaku was an advantage during the clash with Chelsea in the 2021/2022 Champions League. Without the Belgian striker, it is believed that the Blues will lose the character of their game.

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Juventus will visit Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, Wednesday (11/24/2021) early. It was an important match for both of them because it could determine who would qualify as the winner of Group H.

The Old Lady topped the standings with 12 points from four matches, aka a perfect record. Juventus have already qualified for the knockout stages. While Chelsea is in second position with 9 points.

Ahead of the Chelsea vs Juventus duel, news broke that Lukaku was doubtful to appear. Because, the condition of the former Belgian Inter Milan player is still in doubt.

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“We will play for first place against the Premier League leaders and Champions League winners,” said Allegri, quoted by Football Italia.

Allegri said it was an advantage for Juventus. It can help realize the mission of coming out as group winners. According to him, Chelsea’s game without Lukaku will be different because it does not have characteristics.

“Without (Romelu) Lukaku, Chelsea have different characteristics. They will have fewer reference points and more counter-attacks,” said Allegri.

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“Because Lukaku is a point of reference. They got the pace without him and defended differently,” explained the Italian tactician.

(mirz)

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