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Giorgio Chiellini Ruthlessly Jokes About Playing Chelsea: "Easiest Game We Will Play In Recent Weeks"

Nasir Jabbar

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Giorgio Chiellini Ruthlessly Jokes About Playing Chelsea: "Easiest Game We Will Play In Recent Weeks"

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Giorgio Chiellini says Juventus' monstrous Champions League clash against holders Chelsea will be the 'easiest game' of late.

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Chiellini played down the enormity of taking on Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea, claiming it will be the 'easiest game' in recent weeks.

Why? Well, the veteran defender claims it's due to how 'easy' it is to prepare for a big tie.

Speaking ahead of his side's second Champions League fixture of the season, he said: "Tomorrow is the easiest game we will play in recent weeks.

"These are great games because they're easy to prepare for, the tension is at its highest and everything is at the highest level.

"We're playing our first home match in the Champions League against the European champions, who strengthened since winning it, so it will be a great match, as difficult as it will be stimulating."

Image: PA
Image: PA

The Euro 2020 winner added: "I'm sure we'll play well and that everyone around the club, us most of all, the coach, the fans want to have a great night.

"It would be pointless to deny that Paulo is a crucial player for us.

"But we're a team that can get over his absence.

"We have a strong squad which will be ready and will overcome him not being there."

Image: PA
Image: PA

The Italian giants opened their European campaign with a thrashing of Malmo, beating the Swedish side 3-0 earlier in the month.

Chelsea, meanwhile, beat Zenit St Petersburg 1-0 at Stamford Bridge.

Topics: Chelsea, Juventus, Champions League, Giorgio Chiellini

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