Juventus

Juventus predicted lineup vs Salernitana - Serie A

Craig Vickers
Allegri on the touchline
Allegri on the touchline / Jonathan Moscrop/GettyImages
facebooktwitterreddit

Juventus welcome Salernitana to Turin as Massimiliano Allegri's side look to continue their improbable Scudetto push.

The Old Lady closed the gap on Serie A leaders AC Milan to seven points with a 3-1 win at Sampdoria last weekend, making it three successive league wins in the process.

However, their bid to reach the last eight of the Champions League was brought crashing to an end when Villarreal netted three times in the final 14 minutes to condemn Juventus to a 4-1 aggregate defeat.

Nevertheless, here's how the Bianconeri could shape up.


1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Giorgio Chiellini
Giorgio Chiellini returned to the bench in midweek / Ciancaphoto Studio/GettyImages

Wojciech Szczesny (GK) - Made a huge stop to deny Antonio Candreva from the penalty spot last weekend, but he ought to have done better to deny Gerard Moreno from 12 yards in midweek.

Danilo (RB) - Has proven a real aerial threat from set pieces, as evidenced by his stoppage time leveller at Atalanta.

Matthijs de Ligt (CB) - The Dutchman is enjoying his finest campaign since joining Juventus, profiting from Allegri's mastery of the defensive side.

Giorgio Chiellini (CB) - The veteran is likely to make his return from injury after Daniele Rugani failed to impress in midweek.

Luca Pellegrini (LB) - Has certainly staked his claim this season for being Juve's first choice left back.

2. Midfielders

UC Sampdoria v Juventus FC - Serie A
Cuadrado is one of Juventus' most important players / Getty Images/GettyImages

Juan Cuadrado (RM) - One of the most important cogs in the Juventus machine, capable of carrying the ball from one end of the pitch to the other.

Manuel Locatelli (CM) - Such a gifted midfielder, capable of operating either at the base of midfield or further advanced.

Arthur (CM) - He was very nearly a January departure for Juventus, but he has returned to form in recent months.

Adrien Rabiot (LM) - Gave away a naive penalty for a handball at Sampdoria last weekend, with Allegri joking that he had made Szczesny 'look good'.

3. Forwards

Dusan Vlahovic
Vlahovic in action / Nicolò Campo/GettyImages

Dusan Vlahovic (ST) - Despite their troubled start to the season, the Serbian is the reason the Juve faithful are dreaming of Scudetto success.

Alvaro Morata (ST) - The Spaniard was at the double at Sampdoria last weekend, producing one of his best performances of the season.


facebooktwitterreddit