Chelsea have lost an important player in attack according to the Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci. Juventus will be taking on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the first match of the group stage of the Champions League. It is vital match for both clubs, but more important for the home team who will be looking to start the new season well as the holders of the cup.

Due to the fact that they do not have Didier Drogba in attack, they will be slightly deficient in this region according to the defender Leonardo Bonucci. The 34-year-old Ivory Coast international left Chelsea after eight years at the club in the summer, with Fernando Torres being left as the main striker.

He has contributed to a large portion of the Chelsea goals in these last eight seasons, which would always be tough to replace according to Leonardo Bonucci. Due to the fact that he has the ability to start many attacks on his own up front, Chelsea will find it difficult to create as many chances as before. Despite losing Didier Drogba, Chelsea have strengthened the team extensively in the attack by the signings of Eden Hazard and Oscar. The Brazilian international Oscar is widely expected to start the match against Juventus.

“They’ve lost an important piece in attack with the departure of Didier Drogba who formed the attack on his own. However, they are an important collective and we have to be alert. We’ll study them closely so that we are not surprised by them. To get to play in the Champions League is an important achievement. Juventus can fight on all fronts and we are not scared of anyone,” said Bonucci. Chelsea have made a strong start to the season, but could not prevent a 0-0 draw during the weekend with archrivals QPR. Juventus, meanwhile, have won all their matches.