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Juventus stars including Nicklas Bendtner dress up for Halloween

The Old Lady is scary! Buffon and Bendtner lead Juventus stars with Halloween horror outfits

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UPDATED:

18:47 GMT, 30 October 2012

They could be the side that give Chelsea nightmares in the battle to progress beyond the Champions League group stages, but for now Juventus are giving us a fright for different reasons.

Following the success of a similar campaign by the Serie A champions on their Facebook page last year, the Italian outfit are back with ‘Happy Halloween II’ – where some of the club’s top stars feature in what may be potential trick-or-treat attire.

Gunner scare you: Nicklas Bendtner (left), on loan from Arsenal, features as Frankenstein's monster, while goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon takes on the role of Freddy Krueger

Gunner scare you: Nicklas Bendtner (left), on loan from Arsenal, features as Frankenstein's monster, while goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon takes on the role of Freddy Krueger

Gunner scare you: Nicklas Bendtner (left), on loan from Arsenal, features as Frankenstein's monster, while goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon takes on the role of Freddy Krueger

Okay, maybe not at their age, but with mock ups ranging from traditional Halloween characters to modern day movie antagonists, all are great efforts and some may take you a while to figure out who they are.

Some even seem to play to stereotypes. Andrea Pirlo as the Joker from Batman easily fits to the way the playmaker made England’s midfield looked like fools at Euro 2012.

Modern day scares: Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba masquerades as Phantom menace villain Darth Maul, while Andrea Pirlo looks a natural in the attire of The Joker

Modern day scares: Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba masquerades as Phantom menace villain Darth Maul, while Andrea Pirlo looks a natural in the attire of The Joker

Modern day scares: Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba masquerades as Phantom Menace villain Darth Maul, while Andrea Pirlo looks a natural in the attire of The Joker

While Paul Pogba’s Darth Maul appearance may reflect on a great talent departing an epic saga way too early, with the highly rated midfielder deciding to exit Manchester United last summer before he made any significant impact.

Perhaps most uncanny of them all though is Nicklas Bendtner. The striker on loan from Arsenal features as Frankenstein’s monster but some Gunners fans will argue that the slow, bumbling movement associated with one of Halloween's most favourite sons doesn’t describe the Dane’s time at the Emirates Stadium enough.

Click here to see all of the mock ups on Juventus's Facebook page.

Chelsea horror show against Manchester United ref Lee Mason

Expect fireworks! Chelsea plan a freak show for Manchester United in their re-match (but let's hope ref Lee Mason doesn't have a horror show of his own)

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UPDATED:

12:00 GMT, 30 October 2012

We've been used to seeing some horror shows between Chelsea and Manchester United over the years…but now Chelsea are encouraging fans to enter into the fright night experience.

The two clubs meet again on Wednesday night – just four days after their last explosive encounter – this time in the Capital One Cup and young Chelsea supporters are being encouraged to dress for the occasion to try and freak out the opposition.

Chelsea's website is urging supporters to 'scare the United players,' with their Halloween outfits.

How Chelsea's young fans might try to 'scare' Sir Alex Ferguson

How Chelsea's young fans might try to 'scare' Sir Alex Ferguson

A message to the supporters on the club website says: 'Wednesday night sees Chelsea take on Manchester United in the League Cup and it's sure to be a brilliant match, but it also happens to be Halloween – the spookiest night of the year!!

'We want all bridgekids who have tickets for the game to come along early and wear their best Halloween outfits so that we can help scare the United players and help the Blues get a win. Whether you're a 'ghoul-keeper', a 'monster defender' or a 'wicked attacker', we want to see lots of brilliant costumes!

Don't try to pin this one on the referee: another spiky Halloween outfit that could look the part on Chelsea's fright night

Don't try to pin this one on the referee: another spiky Halloween outfit that could look the part on Chelsea's fright night

'Before the game there will be lots of cool Halloween stuff going on in the Family stand, with giveaways, face painters, balloon modellers, our new Match Attax area, and our very own Stamford the Lion!

'Get yourself dressed up – it's going to be FREAKY!'

Referee Lee Mason has been appointed for the potentially explosive re-match.

TRY TO AVOID A HORROR SHOW, REF!

Lee Mason

Lee Mason shows a red

Lee Mason will take charge of the Halloween League Cup tie Stamford Bridge and finds himself back in the spotlight. Here are his credentials. He needs to be ready for fireworks!

1971: Born October 29 in Bolton.

1988: Starts officiating in the Bolton Boys Federation League.

1998: Added to the Football League assistant referees list.

2000: Promoted to the Premier League assistant referees list.

2002: Referees his first professional game – a Football League meeting between Shrewsbury and Exeter.

2003: Becomes a development group referee.

2006: February – Added to the Premier League list, taking charge of his first top-flight game between Middlesbrough and Aston Villa.

May – Referees the League One play-off final.

2009: Suffers a one-week demotion to the role of fourth official following his performance in a game between Liverpool and Fulham.

2012: Makes controversial decision to send off QPR's Shaun Derry in a match with Manchester United at Old Trafford. Derry tangled with Ashley Young, who was offside, with the contact questionable. On appeal, the decision was upheld.