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Chelsea have been hailed as’ the best team in the world ‘after Juventus’ Champions League scraping, but injury fears of N’Golo Kante and Ben Chilwell could upend Thomas Tuchel’s’ machine’ ahead of Manchester clash United


Chelsea have been called “the best team in the world” after their destruction of Italian giants Juventus, with manager Thomas Tuchel and two “world-class” players receiving huge praise.

The name of Juventus scares many teams, but not Chelsea, who beat their opponents to win 4-0 at Stamford Bridge in a sublime second half.

Chelsea made it seem easy against Juventus
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Chelsea have been hailed as’ the best team in the world ‘after Juventus’ Champions League scraping, but injury fears of N’Golo Kante and Ben Chilwell could upend Thomas Tuchel’s’ machine’ ahead of Manchester clash United
Hudson-Odoi capped sublime move to put Chelsea 3-0 before Timo Werner wrapped up the win
Chelsea have been hailed as’ the best team in the world ‘after Juventus’ Champions League scraping, but injury fears of N’Golo Kante and Ben Chilwell could upend Thomas Tuchel’s’ machine’ ahead of Manchester clash United
Tuchel is the mastermind behind one of the best teams in the world, but are they THE best?
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The Premier League leaders are now at the top of their Champions League group and have put in breathtaking performances en route to a nine-game unbeaten streak.

Tuchel did so with plenty of injury-related distractions as well, losing signing Romelu Lukaku’s record, as well as key man Mason Mount for long stretches.

Still, the results keep coming, with former Blues defenseman and talkSPORT host Jason Cundy blown away last week.

“Against Leicester and tonight I see a different machine,” he told The Sports Bar.

Chelsea have been hailed as’ the best team in the world ‘after Juventus’ Champions League scraping, but injury fears of N’Golo Kante and Ben Chilwell could upend Thomas Tuchel’s’ machine’ ahead of Manchester clash United
Tuchel made his team do exactly what he wanted
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“We’re an absolute machine right now, and I would say we’re probably the best team in the world.

“We’re up there, it’s tactically one of the best teams in Chelsea, actually the best I’ve ever seen.

“Tuchel is only doing things right, and today was without [Kai] Havertz, without Mount, without Lukaku.

“We’re leading the group and we did it in style, we didn’t just cross the line, we beat them today. beat them.

Chelsea have been hailed as’ the best team in the world ‘after Juventus’ Champions League scraping, but injury fears of N’Golo Kante and Ben Chilwell could upend Thomas Tuchel’s’ machine’ ahead of Manchester clash United
Juve didn’t know what hit them

The European champions appear on track to compete for top honors again in Tuchel’s first full season.

The win against Juventus was one of their best of the campaign, with superb goals from Reece James and Callum Hudson-Odoi.

And James, Chelsea’s top scorer with five goals, received special praise from Cundy.

“Reece is the best right-back in the country right now,” he added.

Chelsea have been hailed as’ the best team in the world ‘after Juventus’ Champions League scraping, but injury fears of N’Golo Kante and Ben Chilwell could upend Thomas Tuchel’s’ machine’ ahead of Manchester clash United
Tuchel was delighted with James’ strike

“He has no weakness, physically, he is probably the best player on the pitch.”

Former Premier League star Gabby Agbonlahor echoed the huge praise for Chelsea and James, and also sang the praises of center-back Antonio Rudiger – claiming both players are the best at their posts in world football right now.

When asked if calling Chelsea the best team in the world was’ too much out there ‘, the former Aston Villa captain told talkSPORT Breakfast:’ No, I think they are. I think they are better than Man City.

“You watch the game last night and you watch this Juventus team, Chiesa who was exceptional at Euro, he did very well against England, but he didn’t sniff against Chelsea.

“Antonio Rudiger, for me, is probably the best center-back in the world right now, given the way he plays.

Chelsea have been hailed as’ the best team in the world ‘after Juventus’ Champions League scraping, but injury fears of N’Golo Kante and Ben Chilwell could upend Thomas Tuchel’s’ machine’ ahead of Manchester clash United
Rudiger has been a rock at the center of Chelsea’s defense under Tuchel
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“They are so organized. Even when a striker receives the ball, there are three defenders there – I would hate to play against that Chelsea defense right now!

“I just beat Juventus 4-0, their worst result in the Champions League.

“For me Chelsea are the best team in the world, they have the best center-half in Rudiger and the best right-back in the world in Reece James.”

As mentioned, Chelsea have had to deal with injuries throughout the season, and they may have picked up a few more crucial ones ahead of a league encounter with Manchester United.

N’Golo Kante and Ben Chilwell both left the pitch in pain, with Tuchel later saying the pair suffered similar blows.

Chelsea have been hailed as’ the best team in the world ‘after Juventus’ Champions League scraping, but injury fears of N’Golo Kante and Ben Chilwell could upend Thomas Tuchel’s’ machine’ ahead of Manchester clash United
Kante left the pitch in the first half and Chilwell needed help getting off the ground in the second
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“He [Chilwell] has a severe pain in his knee and unfortunately N’Golo too, ”revealed Tuchel. “He also looked like he had twisted his knee.

“I can tell you tomorrow morning when they will both be examined.”

“Those are the only two things that are very sad because N’Golo has been fantastic until this moment he’s gone and Chilly is having a fantastic time.

“He’s so important and so strong, so let’s hope for the best. “

But even though they are ready for long absences, Chelsea have shown they have the capacity to deal with it.

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