- Wojciech Szczesny has claimed that only Chelsea plays better than any team in Europe at the moment
- The Blues demolished Szczesny's Juve 4-0 in their Champions League tie to book a place in the last 16
- The west Londoners are currently the reigning European champions and will be looking to defend the crown this season
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Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has claimed Chelsea is the best team in Europe right now.
Szczesny made the claim after the Blues demolished the Italian giants 4-0 in the Champions League on the night of Tuesday, 23 November. The emphatic result earned Chelsea a place in the knockout round of the European competition as they look to defend the title they won last season.
While Man City and Bayern Munich have been earmarked as early favourites to conquer Europe this season, Szczesny believes Chelsea are the team to beat.
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"Yes, only their team (Chelsea) plays even better, because at the moment I think they are the best team in Europe. You have to congratulate them and try, maybe not in the near future, but try to catch up with them."
Juve, just like Chelsea are also through to the knockout phase of the Champions League as they are currently with 12 points - on level with the Blues with only a match left to play.
The Italian side has won four of their last five fixtures in Group H - a pool that includes Zenit St. Petersburg and Swedish giants, Malmo.
Top Chelsea footballer slams media for mistaking him for Man City star who is being charged for a crime
Looking at a related story on Chelsea, Briefly News reported that Chelsea shot-stopper Edouard Mendy has slammed the French and English media who used his picture to depict the story of Man City defender Benjamin Mendy who is being charged with rape, Sport Bible.
The whole story about the 3 Mendys Real Madrid defender Ferland Mendy was also drawn into the conversation as his face was added to stories written about the City star.
The Senegalese goalkeeper condemned the story and believes it showed that racism still exists in England and France. He said, in quotes published by the Metro.
"Sad to see in 2021, in France as well as in England, for some, black people have neither names nor distinct face."