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Chelsea vs Juventus – UWCL: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Chelsea lifted the Women’s FA Cup at Wembley on Sunday to finally complete last season’s domestic treble. But the action doesn’t stop for Emma Hayes as Juventus are the visitors on matchday five of the Women’s Champions League group stage.

These two clubs are currently on course to progress to the quarter-finals, but neither is guaranteed a place in the last eight draw just yet as two-time Champions League winners and three-time runners-up Wolfsburg are still within touching distance behind.

That makes points important for both Chelsea and Juventus here to put as little pressure on matchday six next week as possible.

This is everything you need to know about the game…

When is kick off? Wednesday 8 December, 20:00 (GMT)
Where is the match being played? Kingsmeadow
TV channel/live stream? DAZN UEFA Women’s Champions League YouTube channel
Highlights? DAZN UEFA Women’s Champions League YouTube channel
Referee? Sara Persson (SWE)

Lauren James isn't going to be involvedLauren James isn't going to be involved

Lauren James isn’t going to be involved / Naomi Baker/GettyImages

Chelsea have no new injury concerns following the FA Cup final, but Maren Mjelde and Lauren James are still working on their fitness and won’t feature.

Pernille Harder made her return from injury off the bench at Wembley and fans will hope to see more of her this week, especially because she made the difference in the reverse fixture.

Valentina Cernoia has stayed at home in TurinValentina Cernoia has stayed at home in Turin

Valentina Cernoia has stayed at home in Turin / Giuseppe Cottini/GettyImages

Juventus have travelled to London without influential midfielder Valentna Cernoia and experienced Sweden defender Linda Sembrant.

Arianna Caruso is back with the squad after previously having to isolate due to COVID-19.

Chelsea: Berger; Bright, Carter, Eriksson; Fleming, Ji, Leupolz, Reiten; Kirby, Kerr, Harder

Juventus: Peyraud-Magnin; Lenzini, Gama, Salvai, Boattin; Rosucci, Pedersen, Zamanian; Bonansea, Girelli, Hurtig

Pernille Harder scored the winning goal in Turin in OctoberPernille Harder scored the winning goal in Turin in October

Pernille Harder scored the winning goal in Turin in October / Valerio Pennicino/GettyImages

Knocked out immediately in 2018/19, 2019/20 and 2020/21, Juventus are still relative newcomers to this elite level of women’s football. As such, the reverse fixture in Turin earlier this season is the only time these clubs have met in a competitive setting.

Chelsea ran out 2-1 winners on that occasion, with Pernille Harder scoring a second-half winner after Erin Cuthbert’s opener had been cancelled out by Barbara Bonansea.

Emma Hayes faces a familiar foe in Juve boss Joe Montemurro following his time in charge at Arsenal. But playing at home, having won in Turin, and high off the back of a trophy win only a few days ago, Chelsea are favourites to claim the three points here.

Prediction: Chelsea 3-1 Juventus

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