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UEFA Champions League: Chelsea vs Juventus - Preview

Chelsea begin the defence of their Champions League title against Italian champions Juventus, with both sides leading their respective leagues after an impressive opening few weeks of the season.

John Terry and Ashley Cole (both ankle) have shaken off knocks that ruled them out of England encounters during the international break and will feature against the Bianconeri. Roberto Di Matteo should also welcome back Juan Mata following the Spaniard`s absence from the 0-0 draw against QPR at the weekend.

Juventus will be without former Inter defender Lucio (ankle) with Andrea Barzagli and Giorgio Chiellini set to be partnered by Leonardo Bonucci at the back.

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is yet to make his Juventus debut but could feature after being included in the Old Lady`s squad.

Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Cole, Ramires, Mikel, Lampard, Hazard, Torres, Mata

Juventus: Buffon, Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini, Lichtsteiner Pirlo, Asamoah, Vidal, Marchisio, Giovinco, Vucinic.

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