By Alan Duffy
Juventus 3-0 Chelsea – Champions League – 20th November 2012
Without wise old heads such as Frankie Lamps, John Terry and the departed Didier Drogba, Chelsea’s new generation of superstars were comprehensively beaten by a far superior Juventus side in Turin.
With Roberto Di Matteo opting to go with no traditional striker, instead having Oscar, Eden Hazard and Juan Mata rotating across the front, the Blues started well, with Hazard going close early on. However, when Fabio Quagliarella deflected Andrea Pirlo’s shot past a rather slow Petr Cech on 38 minutes, it seemed to knock the wind out of Chelsea’s sails.