Former Chelsea coach sends Juventus warning to Chelsea ahead of next week’s Champions League clash

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Chelsea legend, Gianfranco Zola, has warned the club not to take anything for granted when Chelsea tackle Juventus in the Champions League on September 29 at the Allianz Stadium.

Juve have had a poor start to the season in the Serie A but are currently top of the Champions League Group H after beating Malmo 3-0.

Chelsea and Juve are expected to qualify from the group and both teams will meet next Wednesday.

Zola has now told Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel that Juve should never be underrated.

“Chelsea shouldn’t take anything for granted,” Zola told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

“Tuchel is an intelligent coach and Chelsea are a top team. The game against Tottenham was impressive. There is a lot of quality there. They withstood the impact of Spurs in the first half and won the game in the second half, by scoring three goals.

“However, Juventus never die, the first half against Milan was good. They can make up for lost ground in Serie A.”

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