Last night was perfect for all the Bianconeri fans around the world. Today, we analyse the five things we noticed from Allegri’s plans vs Chelsea.
Juventus finally kept a clean-sheet last night, I know you all would have been fed up of those statistics about Juventus conceding in 20 straight league games. That streak is not vanished yet but defenitely the performance yesterday will give Juventus alot of confidence to break that on Saturday vs Torino in the Turin derby.
Yesterday again Max Allegri switched to a back 3 in the second half. Juventus have done it on a couple of occasions now this season. The game starts with 2 centre backs but switches to a back 3.
Federico Chiesa was given a free role for the first time this season. He has been limited on the right flank since Max Allegri’s arrival but yesterday he was seen right left and centre.
Bernardeschi’s performance last night was easily his best performance since his Atletico Madrid game for Juventus back in 2019. Everyone was shocked to see Bernardeschi actually leading the line in a false 9 role but it planned out perfectly for Allegri and maybe the central role could make Bernardeschi more affective than he has been on the wings.
Juventus seem to be very flexible with the formations. Without the ball, Allegri’s xi sets up in a 4-4-2 and the right sided winger which was Cuadrado last night drops into the midfield. Rabiot also stretches wide to the left flank to make it a 4-4-2. But when Juventus win the ball back, the right sided forward pushes ahead and forms a 4-3-3. Also, in second half’s, Juventus have been constantly switching to a 3-5-2. Juventus are alot flexible with the formations this year than the team was under Pirlo last year.