Wednesday December 5 2012
Chiellini ready for Juve return

Giorgio Chiellini will reportedly return to the Juventus side for this evening’s crucial Champions League game at Shakhtar Donetsk.

The Italian international is a doubt given that he hasn’t played since limping out of the 3-0 win over Chelsea in the same competition.

However, stories on Wednesday are suggesting that the stopper has passed a fitness test and will start in the Ukraine.

Boss Antonio Conte, who will return to the bench this weekend, is set to field a 3-5-2 system that will be without the suspended Claudio Marchisio.

Summer signing Paul Pogba is expected to start in place on the Italian international. Mirko Vucinic and Sebastian Giovinco could be the front two.

Juve need a draw to qualify for the last 16, while a win would actually see them top the group.

Juventus probable: Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini; Lichtsteiner, Vidal, Pirlo, Pogba, Asamoah; Vucinic, Giovinco.

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