Max Allegri will continue experimenting despite Juventus' victories
It's getting to be an annual event. Juventus' continual desire to evolve means Max Allegri is left with new personnel and a search for a new scheme at the start of every season. And inevitably, it takes a while to get going.
He loves the idea of playing with genuine wingers and the club spent big on Federico Bernardeschi and Douglas Costa for that very reason. Coupled with the return from injury of Marko Pjaca, it was meant to offer up the option of a traditional 4-3-3. Saturday's home game against Chievo Verona was the perfect opportunity to test it out, not least because Paulo Dybala was on the bench following the international break and ahead of Tuesday's Champions League clash with Barcelona.
But things didn't go to plan. Juve were predictable in the first half, with Mario Mandzukic isolated wide and Costa looking like a foreign object. Business picked up when Dybala came on, sending Juve on their way to a 3-0 win. Allegri will want to, no doubt, revisit the 4-3-3 so you can expect further experimentation -- a bit like last year.
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