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Cech aware Chelsea will need to up the ante against Juventus

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech is well aware that he and his teammates will need to right on their game when they meet Juventus tonight.

The reigning European title-holders kick off their Champions League title defence against the Italian champions at Stamford Bridge and Cech knows that it will have to be a much-improved performance, particularly defensively, to record a victory.

"It's always better if you can keep a clean sheet in the Champions League as it relieves the pressure," the Czech Republic international told the club's official website.

"It's been a positive start in that sense and we want to keep it going. Against Juventus it will be important as I don't see a game with many goals.

"They've been doing well and they will want to keep progressing. They have quite a few younger players who came through a couple of years ago who are still there, they have a very good defence and of course [Gianluigi] Buffon in goal, so it's going to be a very difficult game."

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