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Chelsea player ratings: Lukaku denied decent service again in loss


Federico Chiesa’s thumping finish just 10 seconds after half-time condemned the holders – also beaten by Manchester City in the Premier League on Saturday – to their first group stage loss for two years.

James Robson was in Turin to run the rule over Chelsea’s players…

Should have been tested much more, given the amount of openings Juve created, but their finishing let them down. Could do nothing about Chiesa’s strike.

As uncomfortable as he has looked in a long time. Outmuscled by Chiesa in the first half and pulled out of position for the goal after the break.

Looked as exposed as anyone when Juve broke at speed. A tough night as Chelsea were dragged out of shape.

Forced into rash tackles to try to shackle Juve’s flying attacks and wasn’t helped by Alonso.

Could not offer much in the way of deliveries from wide positions and struggled to keep the door shut behind him.

Back-to-back games where he has failed to get a grip in midfield. Overrun when Juve went forward.

Crucial challenge on Federico Bernardeschi on the edge of the box denied a goal-scoring chance. Did not offer enough from an attacking point of view.

Ineffective going forward and likewise at the back. Juve’s best moments came down his side in the first half and he was hooked at the break.

Promising start as he found some dangerous pockets, but did not do enough with the ball when he got it.

Starved of service yet again and it is becoming a problem. Still, he had a glorious chance to equalise, but fired over.


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