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Way Too Early Player Ratings: Juventus vs Benevento

We need the points. This is a must-win to keep our top 4 hopes alive.

Szczesny 5.5 - in my opinion, Tek has lost some confidence after a strong start to the season. He will be not at his 100% best against Benevento.

Danilo 6 - I’m gonna miss Danilo as our holding midfielder. Mr. Consistent will have another strong game for us at the back and continue to be an option to break out of the back.

Bonucci 6.5 - he will have a relatively easy time at the back with De Ligt doing the heavy lifting. He will have time to pick a perfect pass from the back. His dangerous balls over the top will work a couple of times.

De Ligt 7.5 - the Dutch unit will have a perfect defensive game against Benevento, as he should but also look for him to come close to scoring as well.

Bernardeschi 8 - Berna is going to have his best game in a Juve jersey. He’ll have both assists and be a constant threat all night.

Kulusevski 5.5 - low on confidence. The unfortunate first season for Kulu but the main positive is that he’s been available! Expectations were high but he will become good. Against Benevento, he will make some mazy runs but his final ball will not come off.

Arthur 6 - the Brazilian will have a good game in possession. He will keep things tidy and move the ball well. He lacks the forward, incisive pass but we still need someone to do what he does.

Rabiot 5.5 - he’s playing a lot of football at the moment and you see glimpses of quality but glimpses of questioning how he’s a footballer. Expect another game like this against a lower opponent.

Chiesa 6.5 - Freddie has all the quality of being a Juve great. Consistency and a bit more of a killer instinct and World Football will start to take more of a notice. He will score against Benevento.

Morata 5.5 - the Spaniard will have a rather anonymous night, filled with occupying the opposing CB’s. His build-up play will frustrate and I can see him getting a useless yellow.

Ronaldo 6.5 - will score a goal and Ronaldo FC will write more stats about him ‘carrying’ Juventus. I just wish he carried Juventus past Porto. He has had a good season, all fans just need to relax.

Pirlo 6 - still a bit frustrating not to see Fagioli get some game time at the end of the Cagliari game and with no Bentancur. However, I don’t mind this setup as long as the players remain fluid and not stagnant.

Juventus 2-0 Benevento

Goals: Ronaldo + Chiesa

Assists: Bernardeschi (2)