As per usual, 3 points is a must. We’re barely surviving in a CL spot. Rumors are swirling. Players need to show up on the pitch and do nothing else but win the match
Szczesny 6 - Juve ‘usually’ does well and takes care of Udinese so I expect a light night for the Polish number 1.
Danilo 6 - should have freedom going forward and aid the attack as an extra man. He will create havoc in Udinese’s midfield when he pops up in support.
Bonucci 5 - he needs to be the leader tonight and encourage the team. Off the ball, he’ll need Matthijs De Ligt’s help in the defensive third to bail him out.
De Ligt 7.5 - this guy wants to be the captain of Juve for several years. I don’t know if that was some lip service but it fired me up. I expect a massive performance.
Alex Sandro 5 - we still need a new left-back.
Cuadrado 6.5 - I get that Cuadrado has been good but if he is the main source of goals, you should be fourth in the league. He will continue to dominate but hopefully, a striker will score on one of his crosses/cutbacks.
Bentancur 8 - I’m expecting a Bentancur masterclass coming against Udinese. He’s due for one and times running out.
Rabiot 5.5 - the Frenchman is going to get himself in trouble with the referee Early and throw off his entire game.
McKennie 5.5 - the American is struggling with a hip injury so I don’t expect much from him. Hopefully, Chiesa gets a start instead
Dybala 5.5 - the Dybaldo experiment as 2 strikers will never work. Dybala likes to drift and Ronaldo likes to stay near the left. There’s no focal point. Another struggle is incoming.
Ronaldo 6 - N/A
Pirlo 5.5 - he’s lost the trust of upper management. He isn’t changing the 4-4-2. Nothing else left to say.
Udinese 0-1 Juventus