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Mission impossible for Di Matteo's men

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Roberto Di Matteo has cautioned against branding Juventus a "one-man team" as Chelsea prepare to kick off their "impossible" defence of the Champions League.

The Blues face a tough Group E opener against the Italian champions, who have spent the last two seasons outside Europe's premier club competition but return on the back of an incredible 42-game unbeaten run in Serie A and that sequence has coincided with the arrival of veteran playmaker Andrea Pirlo.

Insisting Juve were not a "one-man team", Di Matteo said: "Obviously, he's a very important player for them and dictates a little bit of their game, so we will certainly have to make sure we control him, that's for sure."

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