Juve will have to do without several key players against Chievo
- The Old Lady are ready to get back down to action in Serie A
- They'll have to do without a number of key players, who went down with various injuries against Chievo
The Old Lady will have to do without a group of players ahead of Chievo match and Max Allegri will have to think twice before selecting the starting XI as the list of absentees literally daunts:
Atalanta have scored 44 goals in the Serie A, 6 more than Juventus, 7 more than Napoli & 13 more than Inter. pic.twitter.com/agPFAXIc3Q— Khaled Al Nouss (@khaledalnouss1) January 20, 2019
Mario Mandzukic will not be available - he is recovering from a problem with his flexor and might be back for the next Serie A clash against Lazio, while Andrea Barzagli and Juan Cuadrado are also recovering from their respective injuries.
Barzagli is expected to be back in the fold in February, while the Colombian winger has to recover with a certain caution from the operation to the meniscus.
I just realized this referee's name is Luca Pairetto, son of Moggi's old referee friend Pierluigi Pairetto. Luca's brother Alberto works for Juventus.— Siavoush Fallahi (@SiavoushF) January 19, 2019
Juve's Morrocan defender, Mehdi Benatia who's been suffering muscular problems at the beginning of the month is also a serious doubt for the clash vs. Chievo.
Rodrigo Bentancur and Douglas Costa's injuries are not so serious, Allegri though might decide to leave out Bentancur and Costa as a precautionary measure.
Miralem Pjanic will be absent due to disqualification and so will not be able to help Max Allegri.