Juventus will host Sassuolo on Wednesday for their Serie A fixture after just about getting a point against Inter in the Derby d’Italia at the weekend. They’re about to enter a nine-game unbeaten run, edging closer to teams above them in Napoli, Milan, Inter, Roma, and Atalanta.
After Paulo Dybala put away a controversial penalty on Sunday, Juventus just about were able to maintain their unbeaten streak, but they haven’t won a lot. Drawing games, and scraping through 1-0 wins has been the story so far this season as they sit in 6th place with 16 points in the bag.
They won a penalty in the 89th minute to hold Inter at the San Siro after Denzel Dumfries was ruled to have caught Alex Sandro inside the box. The Bianconeri are just a point behind from the UCL places. Goals are not coming like they used to after Cristiano’s departure. But they have quite a lot of firepower with Federico Chiesa, Dejan Kulusevski and Moise Kean in the squad alongside Morata and Chiesa.
Juventus have scored three goals against Sassuolo in four of their last five meetings. A tough start to this season under new management has made the club sit in the bottom half of the Serie A table. Alessio Dionisi’s men met promoted Venezia at the weekend, who were level on points and only separated by goal difference. The Emilians moved to the 13th spot, winning that game with a 3-1 victory.
Juventus Serie A form:
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Weston McKennie may be benched again, Chiesa will be given the start. Arthur and Rodrigo Bentancur have been getting a lot of minutes, and will get minutes in this one.
Matthijs de Ligt is set to return at the heart of the hosts’ back four.
Maxime Lopez and Davide Frattesi should start in central midfield.
Szczesny; Danilo, Bonucci, De Ligt, De Sciglio; Cuadrado, Bentancur, Locatelli, Bernardeschi; Morata, Chiesa
Consigli; Toljan, Chiriches, Ferrari, Rogerio; Frattesi, Lopez; Berardi, Raspadori, Traore; Scamacca
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