After a stunning defeat last weekend, Juventus is eager to regain their momentum on Tuesday evening when they host the Serie A high-flyers, Lecce, at the Allianz Stadium in Turin.
Juventus makes their way back to their home ground, licking their wounds after suffering a shocking loss to Sassuolo that ended their unbeaten streak.
In contrast, their southern opponents, Lecce, have been a force to be reckoned with, boasting three wins from five matches and remaining undefeated.
Before their unfortunate downfall in Sassuolo, Juventus appeared to be on the path to a promising season start that could potentially put them back in the Scudetto contention after several years of decline.
However, the manner in which they crumbled, including a bizarre own goal by Federico Gatti during second-half stoppage time, has raised concerns for head coach Max Allegri.
Probable lineup and team news
With a crucial match ahead against Atalanta on the weekend, Juventus can’t afford to underestimate Lecce. Max Allegri’s rotation may be relatively limited on Tuesday, with Tim Weah expected to feature on the right flank.
Arkadiusz Milik and Nicolo Fagioli are pushing hard for a spot in the starting lineup. Unfortunately, injuries continue to sideline defensive duo Alex Sandro and Mattia De Sciglio, while Paul Pogba is dealing with a doping case, and Moise Kean’s availability remains uncertain.
Dušan Vlahović, meanwhile, is also expected to start from. the bench as a precaution.
Juventus pobable starting XI: Szczesny; Rugani, Bremer, Danilo; Weah, Fagioli, Locatelli, Rabiot, Cambiaso; Milik, Chiesa.
Key players to watch
Federico Chiesa, in stellar form with four goals in his first five matches, is expected to lead Juventus’ attacking charge. Going up against Lecce’s rock-solid defense, which has conceded just four goals in five games, will be a stern test for the Italian striker.