Marchisio: Juventus have no need to fear Chelsea

The Italy international is looking forward to next week's Champions League encounter, and feels the Turin side have what it takes to get a good result on home soil
Claudio Marchisio is confident that Juventus can get a positive result against Chelsea in order to secure progress to the knockout stages of the Champions League.

The reigning Serie A champions currently sit third in Group E, trailing joint leaders Shakhtar Donetsk and Chelsea by one point with two more games to go, and Marchisio has insisted that the Bianconeri don't fear the current trophy holders.

"If we take to the field as we have done in the last couple of last games, both in the Champions League and Serie A, then we certainly have no need to fear Chelsea," Marchisio told reporters.

"We didn’t fear them in the first encounter, when we found ourselves 2-0 down and fought back to draw. 

"We’ll have great respect for the reigning European champions, but we’ll face them with the knowledge that we’ve grown considerably in the last year and have everything that’s needed to get through to the next round."

Juventus host Chelsea in Turin on Tuesday November 20.