Juventus would look to get the new season underway against modest Italian League Udinese as hostility returns to the Italian League this weekend.
Juve boss Allegri will have been pleased that the Old lady has signed one of the bright stars of Italy’s successful EURO 2020 campaign, Manuel Locatelli after a long pursuit though.
And the ex-Sassuolo midfield player is available for this fixture. If he’s considered to start, his debut would be particularly timely as Juve are currently in short of experienced personnel in the engine room.
With Weston McKennie who signed on a permanent deal following last year’s loan out due to suspension as two of his regular colleagues miss out through injury.
French midfielder Adrien Rabiot is out injured with a muscular issue he coped up during pre-season, while Arthur whose first year at Juventus could hardly be described as a success-Is out for several weeks with a knee issue.
On that note, Welsh midfield star Aaron Ramsey could make a rare start in a deeper role alongside defensive midfield stalwart Rodrigo Bentancur while Locatelli or his Italian teammate Federico Bernardeschi is expected to take up other slots in Juventus probably 4-3-3 system.
The forward (attacking) triangle in this starting team could see another EURO 2020 bright star Federico Chiesa along with current Capacannoniere Cristiano Ronaldo and the fully fit Argentine forward Paulo Dybala.
That’s how the trio lined up against Atalanta last week. Alvaro Morata and Dejan Kulusevski are attacking options available to Allegri’s Juventus side.
Established number one goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny would start for sure while the defensive pairing should be Leonardo Bonucci with his age-long partner Giorgio Chiellini or contender for the role Matthijs De Ligt.
Juventus possible starting line-up:
Wojciech Szczesny; Danilo, Matthijs De Ligt, Leonardo Bonucci, Alex Sandro; Rodrigo Bentancur, Aaron Ramsey, Manuel Locatelli; Federico Chiesa, Paulo Dybala, Cristiano Ronaldo.