Juventus striker: We do not fear Chelsea! They are not the same force as last year

07:34 18 September 2012

Mirko Vucinic, Montenegro. Picture: Nigel French/EMPICS

Mirko Vucinic, Montenegro. Picture: Nigel French/EMPICS

EMPICS Sport

Juventus striker Mirko Vucinic has hit out at Chelsea, insisting that there is no fear and claiming that it is not the same side as last season.

The pair meet at Stamford Bridge tomorrow night in their opening game of the Champions League and the Italian giants will be going there without coach Antonio Conte, who is serving a 10-month ban for not reporting match fixing.

“Stamford Bridge is not the best place for us to open the group but there exists no fear,” he said.

“We are the champions of Italy and that gives us a prestige we need to exploit. This is our return to the Champions League and therefore very special.

“Chelsea are European champions and deserve our respect, but we go to London without fear and with a lot of confidence.’’

Vucinic claims the Blues could be there for the taking, despite the fact that the Old Lady were thumped 4-1 by Fulham in 2010.

“This is not the same Chelsea as last season because in the last few weeks they have failed in several matches and that increases our chances for Wednesday.

“Will we play for a draw? Never! Our challenge is to win all three points.

‘‘We are the best team in Italy and it’s a matter of pride for the players.”

Related articles

Latest Stories from SNAP.PA

Janey Godley was caught up in the major road incident at George Square today, and gave her testimony of what she saw.

Read more

The former QPR and Burnley player was reportedly involved in a serious incident involving a lorry in North Yorkshire.

Read more

It was the series finale, and there was as much drama as you’d expect.

Read more

Promoted content

We've got a great selection of Secret Santa presents and stocking fillers for under a tenner...  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Office Secret Santa: it’s a Christmas ritual that everyone dreads, but no-one wants to seem like a Scrooge by saying no. Never fear, London24 is here to make buying gifts for Dave in Accounts simple and stress-free, with a selection of presents for under a tenner

Money saving Christmas gifts to add to your shopping list!

It’s nearly time to go on the hunt for Christmas presents, stuck on what to get for your nearest and dearest? We’ve picked out a selection of great deals to get you started and to help you save some pennies!

Match reports

TOP STORIES

Chelsea Transfer News

Quizzes

Chelsea Wikipedia quiz  (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Chelsea have had their fair share of club legends in recent times, but have also been the setting for some major flops.

Read more
Can you name these moustaches?

Movember is upon us once again and men across the country are growing moustaches to raise money to battle prostate cancer.

Read more
Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho go head to head (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Football managers are either deified or chastised, depending on results and they are some of the most famous faces in the country.

Read more
Roy Keane  (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Roy Keane denied the world of more glorious beard action this weekend by shaving his famous chin hair off, however football is still littered with some impressive beards.

Read more