‘The Old Lady without Ronaldo’ – Chelsea legend gives verdict ahead of Juventus vs Chelsea clash

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Chelsea and Juventus both have three points apiece in the Champions League Group H, and the two heavyweights are favourites in the group.

Chelsea will be away to Juventus in Turin on Wednesday night, and Blues legend Pat Nevin has admitted that the Old Lady lack quality without Cristiano Ronaldo.

Juventus used to be a force in Europe and were definitely the best side in Italy for many years, but they now seem to lack a bit quality in the team.

The Blues legend wrote in his column for the official club website: “Whoever starts it should be an intriguing match in Turin.

“The Italian giants haven’t had the best start to their season, the Pirlo managerial experiment didn’t work in the last campaign and of course the goals, the brilliance and indeed the circus that is Cristiano Ronaldo has moved on.

“The club wants to start afresh but it is far from being a new dawn. The backline still has a very familiar look to it, and age has not exactly diminished Bonucci and Chiellini quite yet.

“I recently went to see AC Milan on their visit to Liverpool and to be brutally honest, they looked a long way from the quality they have had in the past. I will be interested to see if the Old Lady still has her class or have times moved on and she is living off past glories, much like Milan?”

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