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Pirlo and his men will tackle Fonseca's team on Sunday as they aim to continue the great form that saw them cut the gap atop the table to 7 and hold an advantage over Inter in the Copa Italia semis. Even though Juve will have a do or die clash against Inter on Tuesday in the cup, Pirlo is field a strong XI on Saturday. And below we look at the key players that will ease work for Pirlo in his quest for yet another 3 points.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo: The 36-year-old Portuguese was back on his brilliant best in San Siro as his two goals saw Juve win Inter on Tuesday. After the semi-goal drought in the league, the Serie A top scorer is expected to trouble the sloppy Roma defense which is conceding goals on a week-in-week-out basis. His movements in and around the box will be a headache for Fonseca and his players, alongside his lethal combination with Fede Chiesa and Alvaro Morata. He is highly expected to push forward in the race for the top scorer award, alongside helping Juve clinch all the spoils.

2. Arthur: The Brazilian midfielder is now one of the undoubted starters in the team, with his ability to retain possession and movements on and off the ball is exceptionally useful for the team. Every time he plays, it actually translates to victory this season. On Saturday, he will be up against one of the finest midfielders in the land, but he is expected to give Juve the edge in the middle of the park with his neat and pure long, short, and diagonal passes. Roma will surely suffer from his accurate passes as they will surely try to dispossess Juve in the first and second phases of the build-up as dealing with Juve in the final third is not easy doing as saying might be.

3. Federico Chiesa: Chiesa had a very limited contribution on Tuesday as Pirlo rested him for the weekend's clash. The quick and tireless winger will once again look to cause problems for the opposition defense from the wings as he can cut back in as an inverted winger alongside playing as a Wideman to throw in crosses for the two lethal attackers Cristiano and Morata.

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