On the third match-day of Serie A action league leaders Chievo take on 17th place Juventus in hopes of maintaining their good form.
Following a strong end to the transfer window for Juventus, Massimiliano Allegri will have the luxury of choosing between a host of options in the midfield. Going into the game against Chievo, Claudio Marchisio has recovered from his injury and will feature as the side’s regista. Alongside him it will likely be Roberto Pereyra and Stefano Sturaro as the former Milan boss has opted to start Paul Pogba from the bench. In addition to this, Allegri has decided to give both Alex Sandro and Hernanes their Juventus debuts.
Juventus (4-3-1-2): Buffon; Lichtsteiner, Barzagli, Bonucci, Alex Sandro; Sturaro, Marchisio, Pereyra; Hernanes; Morata, Dybala.
Injuries: Sami Khedira and Kwadwo Asamoah.
Suspensions: Patrice Evra, Rubinho.
As for Chievo, Paloschi and Meggiorini will continue to play alongside each other up front after a storming start to the new season for the duo. The midfield trio for the Flying Donkeys will consist of Perparim Hetemaj, Lucas Castro and Nicola Rigoni. In defense, the center backs will remain the same while Nicolas Frey and Massimo Gobbi will both start in the full back positions.
Chievo (4-3-1-2): Bizzari; Frey, Cesar, Gamberini, Gobbi; Hetemaj, Rigoni, Castro; Birsa; Meggiorini, Paloschi.
Injuries: Ivan Radovanovic and Mariano Izco.