Moise Kean is on the bench for Juventus against Chelsea despite being the only fit striker, but Thomas Tuchel should not be worried if he comes off the bench.
Massimiliano Allegri had seemingly been left no choice but to vouch for his confidence in the former Everton flop against Chelsea following a handful of injuries, however, the Italian boss decided otherwise.
Should Kean venture onto the pitch in the latter stages to help the Old Lady find a late goal, Tuchel should have nothing to worry about in light of the striker’s previous endeavours against the Blues.
Paulo Dybala was prematurely pulled from proceedings in Juventus’ recent win over Sampdoria, despite looking as if he would serve the Blues’ defence a serious headache.
The Argentine appeared to have made the first steps to rekindling the old form that once ranked him among the world’s best, but instead, he suffered an injury just twelve minutes after scoring.
Alvaro Morata, who has also been omitted from Allegri’s starting eleven due to injury, made way for Kean the dying embers of the Sampdoria clash giving the Italian striker just eight minutes of preparation.
However, Kean’s lack of minutes ahead of the tie against Chelsea will be the least of his concerns as the forward looks to finally make amends for his uninspiring tenure in the Premier League.
The 21-year-old netted just twice across 29 Premier League appearances for the Toffees, averaging a goal every 417 minutes; 32 of which he failed to score in came against the Blues.
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Kean was brought on for Tom Davies to bolster Everton’s attack but failed to penetrate Chelsea’s defence, unable to register a single shot.
The Italian international made just three passes and committed two fouls, offering little to no threat to the west Londoners who eventually won 4-0.
Kean went on to not score a single Premier League goal until the final day of the season against Bournemouth, who waltzed away from Goodison Park 3-1 victors as they were relegated into the Championship.
With Juventus’ guile in Morata, and fourth dimension creativity in Dybala, no longer threatening Chelsea’s defence Allegri will be relying on Federico Chiesa, Federico Bernardeschi and Juan Cuadrado to make up for Kean’s imminent ineptitude in front of goal should he come on.