Chelsea game is all or nothing for Juventus, says Alessio

Antonio Conte's replacement has underlined the importance of the match, and has stressed that the Bianconeri are aiming for victory
Juventus assistant coach Angelo Alessio has insisted the Serie A champions cannot afford to drop points in Tuesday's Champions League match at home against Chelsea if they are to survive the group stages.

The Bianconeri currently sit third in Group E with six points from four games, trailing their opponents by one point, and Alessio realises only a win will do if they have any chance of making it to the round of 16.

"We know, without beating about the bush, that it's all or nothing and we want to go through. We will take to the field with our customary determination and will to win," Alessio said at a press conference.

"They are the European champions, have strengthened with three or four good players, so they need to be respected as a team.

"At the same time, we know how strong we are and we will be playing them on an equal footing.

"If we do well, we can go through, if we are not so good, we will play in the Europa League, but we know we have achieved something already."

Tuesday's encounter is scheduled to kick off at 20:45CET.