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Juventus and Chelsea combined XI ahead of UEFA Champions League match

Juventus will host champions Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League this Wednesday.

The last time both teams met each other in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League was 9 years ago in the 2012/2013 season.

Here is a combined XI of players from both teams.


Edouard Mendy

Edouard Mendy is currently the best goalkeeper in Europe. He is a very easy pick for this lineup.

Left wing back

Marcos Alonso

Marcos Alonso is world class when playing in the left wing back position. He takes a place in this lineup ahead of Juventus' Alex Sandro.

Centre backs

Antonio Rüdiger, Thiago Silva and Leonardo Bonucci

Thiago Silva and Leonardo Bonucci are the easy picks for their vast experience and ability.

However, for the left centre back position, Antonio Rüdiger is chosen ahead of Giorgio Chiellini due to his pace. The latter would have made the ageing backline one without pace, although very strong and experienced.

Right wing back

Juan Cuadrado

Juan Cuadrado has been top class since his move to Juventus.

He takes this spot ahead of Chelsea's Reece James.

**Juan Cuadrado has played for both Chelsea and Juventus

Central midfielders

Jorginho and N'golo Kanté

One is the UEFA Player of the Season, the other is the UEFA Midfielder of the Season. Both play for the same club.

The Jorginho and N'golo Kanté midfield pivot is chosen for this XI.

Left winger

Federico Chiesa

Federico Chiesa primarily plays on the right wing but the talented winger is fixed on the left in this XI. It is a position he can also play well.

Right winger

Paulo Dybala

Paulo Dybala plays on the right in this XI. The versatile forward have been one of Juventus' main men for a couple of years now.

Centre forward

Romelu Lukaku

Romelu Lukaku over Álvaro Morata any time any day. Both players, incidentally, have played for Chelsea.

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