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A Strategic Look At Chelsea's Group

A Strategic Look At Chelsea’s Group

Chelsea’s Champions League group cannot be described as an easy one. While I’ll admit that we got it a little easier than some teams, the group is a tricky one for sure. That said, let’s now take a strategic look at the teams Chelsea will have to face in Group E.

Juventus 

Juventus are the current champions of Italy. They went undefeated throughout last season, dominating their opponents en route to winning Serie A. Juventus are a team that play an intense style of football that is largely down to a midfield which is both dominating and creative. They are known to line up in a 3-5-2 formation that uses attacking wing-backs. As a team they have no major weaknesses as such and their squad is definitely one that can challenge for the Champions League. The only weakness I can point out for Juventus is that they are having a few off-field issues. Juve’s head coach Antonio Conte is currently serving a 10-month ban due to a match-fixing investigation & this could affect the team.

Shakhtar Donetsk

Shakhtar Donetsk are no strangers to Champions League football. Experience is key when competing at this level and Shakhtar certainly aren’t lacking any. They play a very technical style of football that is backed up with an attacking prowess. The fact that they have dynamic players like Willian in their squad only adds to their attack. They are also a defensively solid unit with players like Darijo Srna leading the back-line. Their one major weakness is the fact that they may not be much of a threat away from home. The fact that they will have to travel long distances for all away games probably won’t help either. They do have the ability to pull off an upset though, so they must not be taken lightly.

Nordsjaelland

They may be the current champions of Denmark, but FC Nordsjaelland are definitely the weakest team in Group E. Calling them underdogs would be an understatement. This is their first time playing Champions League football. They earned plaudits last season en route to winning the Danish league and are known to play an attacking brand of football. Although they aren’t expected to make the last 16 of the Champions League, Nordsjaelland could upset the apple cart a bit, especially considering the fact that expectations from them aren’t sky high to begin with. But while I expect Chelsea to give them due respect for the fact that they made the Champions League, I don’t think Chelsea should have too much difficulty beating them.

What are your thoughts on our Champions League opposition? Do tell me, I’d love to know!

-Shayne Dias

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