Juventus goalkeeper Gigi Buffon is excited about returning to the Champions League.

Juve are back in the Champions League and will make their debut on Wednesday against holders Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

"For so many Tuesday and Wednesday nights I was forced to watch this tournament from my couch," smiled Buffon.

"I have a nice television, but being on the field is another matter... I missed it and so did my teammates, but these two years out were good for us, because now we'll fight for every last drop of sweat in each game.

"Playing so many games in quick succession won't leave us tired, as overcoming important obstacles has a way of doubling your energy levels.

"Last season Chelsea achieved a miracle by winning the Champions League, because there were stronger teams. Roberto Di Matteo gave them unity and solidity, which is what allowed them to win."