Juventus' coach Claudio Ranieri talks to his players during a training session.
Juventus are preparing to battle with an expensive war machine, said Ranieri.
Hosts Juve need to overturn a 1-0 deficit against Ranieri's former club, who have been revitalised by Guus Hiddink after the Dutchman took over as coach from Luiz Felipe Scolari last month.
Email this Page | Post a comment
"One of this team's arms is their fighting spirit, which seems to be back after the change of coach," Ranieri said.
"Chelsea are once again a war machine, built by spending lots of money."
Ranieri, known as 'Tinkerman,' will not get much opportunity to tinker with his side on Tuesday.
Juve will be without defender Nicola Legrottaglie, still suffering with a knee problem sustained in a Serie A win over Napoli nine days ago. Sweden's Olof Mellberg is likely to line up alongside Giorgio Chiellini in the centre of the Juventus defence.
Marco Marchionni has also failed to shake off a knock and joins an injured list including fellow midfielders Mauro Camoranesi and Mohamed Sissoko.