FOUR STORYLINES TO WATCH OUT FOR AS JUVENTUS TAKES ON SPEZIA
After another disappointing draw vs Verona on Saturday evening, Juventus is back on the pitch vs Spezia on Tuesday evening with very little time to rest . The Old Lady ravished with injuries this last month has to find away to finish games and not lose points to league leaders Inter and second place Milan.
Here are some things to look out for as to how this game might unfold.
1) Play the young guns . With injuries to Arthur and Juan Cuadrado, it seems Juventus is in a funk in the midfield. Give Fagioli a chance, as he has the ability and confidence to play a full game in Serie A. Clearly using Betancur, Ramsey or Rabiot is not working and Juventus can't afford to drop any more points heading into the home stretch of the Serie A season.
2) Resting Ronaldo. As much as Ronaldo is the man that Juve trusts and relies on game in and game out, he needs a rest now and again, and versus Spezia this would be the perfect opportunity, as the Old Lady has the very important second leg vs Porto and key Serie games vs the likes of Inter and Milan coming up.
3) Changing the formation. With the rash of injuries, sometimes Andrea Pirlo has to realise that a uptempo style can't be played with the rash of injuries. Switching to a 3-5-2 system might be what the doctor ordered moving forward with the rash of injuries the team has currently.
4) Play Dragusin, This kid is a behemoth of a man, and it would be nice to see how he handles himself, if paired with the likes of de Ligt in the back line. The man is a rock and can move opposing players out of the way and in the one game he did play in this season, he did quite well.