Former striker Zola warns Chelsea about Juventus

Wed 22 September 2021 | 10:30

The former striker believes the Napoli star is Romelu Lukaku’s heir and he also warns the Blues about the Bianconeri.


will go against Spezia today and they have yet to win a game in Serie A this season, but they have managed one win in the Champions League against Malmo.

They will welcome Chelsea next week at the Allianz Stadium.

Chelsea should not take anything for granted,”

Gianfranco Zola


La Gazzetta dello Sport


“Tuchel is an intelligent coach and Chelsea are a top team. The game against Tottenham was impressive. There’s a lot of quality there. They withstood the impact of Spurs in the first half and won the game in the second half, by scoring three goals.

“However, Juventus never die, the first half against Milan was good. They can make up lost ground in Serie A.”


are 10 points above Juventus as they have won four of the games in Serie A this season and should they vanquish Sampdoria on Thursday, they’ll sit top of the table.

Napoli are really strong in every department,”

Zola, a former Partenopei striker, said.

“They have Osimhen, Insigne and Politano up front, they quality in midfield, a solid defence with Kalidou Koulibaly and two reliable goalkeepers. I can’t see weak points in their team.

“I didn’t know Osimhen when he arrived last year, but I’ve studied him a little and I’ve discovered a talented player.

“His movements are so good and his athletic strength can be devastating. He is Lukaku’s heir, he is still young and with room for improvement.”

Victor Osimhen

, who joined Napoli in 2020 from Lille, met the back of the net ten times in 30 games for his side during his first season.

This season, he has netted three goals so far and his contract will keep him until June 2025.

Zola found the target 36 times in 136 games for Napoli from 1989 to 1993.

He then made a move to Parma and Chelsea before coming back to Cagliari where he hung up his boots in 2005.

source: SportMob

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