Club football returns and a lot has happened to us during the 2 weeks off regarding Juventus and their players. From positive Covid tests to Wes throwing a little soirée to club legend Buffon being suspended for saying a derogatory word, Juve has a thin squad going into the Derby.
Szczesny 5 - lots of media criticism lately with some merit and he recently gave up 3 to Hungary. 2021 has not been kind to our number 1. Against Torino, he will lack the leadership and importance of timely saves.
Cuadrado 6.5 - the Colombian will be fresh and a willing attacker against Torino. We will look to use him a lot as an outlet and he will provide 3-4 good opportunities for the attackers.
De Ligt 6.5 - Matthijs will continue to be a rock in our defense. He will be good against Torino in all facets of the game, defending, on the ball, and keeping organized.
Chiellini 6 - his leadership alone will be needed to help win this game. Who actually knows if he lasts 90 but we better hope he does or else Dragusin will be coming on in a derby game.
Danilo 6.5 - another player who should be very fresh. He will continue his decent form this season.
Ramsey 5.5 - starts out of necessity rather than actual form. A much more influential player was expected however, injuries (of course) and lack of understanding are the Welshman’s downfall. He will try to make stuff happen against Torino but nothing will click.
Rabiot 6 - he’s been a bit better recently. That’s not saying much but hopefully, he can drive the ball forward and get into the box as much as possible because that’s when he is at his best.
Bentancur 5.5 - with no actual regista available, Rodrigo will be asked to do something he is uncomfortable with again. Expect some errors but his work rate can not be questioned.
Chiesa 6.5 - the golden boy wasn’t used a lot for Italy much to Juve’s benefit. He will be raring to go and create 4+ opportunities for Morata and Ronaldo.
Morata 7 - he’s the kind of player who has a clutch factor to him. He’ll score the winning goal in the 82’ minute.
Ronaldo 6 -
Pirlo 6 - made a difficult decision to sit Dybala McKennie and Arthur. We will see if the rest of the players available can dig those three out of a hole.
Juventus 2-1 Torino
Goals: Morata x 2
Assists: Cuadrado, Chiesa