Champions League: Why Chelsea vs. Juventus Could Be a Classic

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Champions League: Why Chelsea vs. Juventus Could Be a Classic
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European champions, Chelsea Football Club; yes, it really did happen.

The Blues have since enforced widespread change with many players coming and going. An even more significant move was Roberto Di Matteo being installed as the permanent manager at Stamford Bridge.

Juventus have also had a managerial change, under more controversial circumstances. Antonio Conte was embroiled in the Calcioscommesse scandal and has been banned for 10 months, although an appeal is underway. 

Instead, Massimo Carrera, promoted from his role as first team coach, will represent the Old Lady on the bench in their triumphant return to Champions League football. It's been almost three years since their last match, a devastating 4-1 home defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich, which eliminated Juve at the group stage.

By drawing the reigning champions in the group phase, Juve have set up a couple of mouthwatering matches with their opponents from West London.

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