Federico Chiesa: Real deal or just another Bernardeschi?

Federico Chiesa is now a Juventus player. The Italian Player has been followed by the Bianconeri for a long a time, and he’s now finally part of the team.

When it comes to opinions, football fans are very divided about Chiesa, as some describe him as the most promising Italian talent, while others say he’s just “another Bernardeschi”, a talented player who couldn’t handle the pressure of wearing the Juve kit, at least for now.

In this article, we will try to give you a better look at the player’s strengths and weaknesses, so you can be able to judge him by yourself.

Strengths:

1- Pace:

Chiesa is a very fast player, with very good explosiveness and speed, whether it’s a short, medium or long distance, he’s always among the fastest players to run on the pitch.

2- Physicality and endurance:

Chiesa is a great athlete. He runs a lot, for long periods, he’s a hard worker.

His high endurance enables him to perform well and cover a lot of ground over all the 90 minutes, a feature that can make him a key player for Pirlo’s plans.

3- Flexibility:

Chiesa is a very flexible player who can play many roles and fill multiple positions.

Chiesa often plays as a right winger but he can also play as a left winger or a second striker, which makes him very useful in cases of emergency.

4- Counter attacks:

Chiesa can be described as “fatal” when it comes to counter attacks, his runs are very aggressive and direct.

He runs in space, behind the opponent’s defenders making himself a good option to pass to.

Weaknesses:

1- Flexibility:

Yes, this was mentioned as a strength but it can also be a holding point for Chiesa.

Being used in different roles so often, has been a problem for Federico recently, as it prevents him from having his own “identity” on the field.

Some continuity in one position is needed for the player to be able to develop properly.

2- Efficiency:

Despite attempting a lot of dribbles and shots, Chiesa’s efficiency is somehow poor.

He has a below average success rate when it comes to dribbling and a below average quality when it comes to shots.

3– Consistency:

Chiesa, until now at least, hasn’t shown his potential on a consistent.

He always has “phases” or “periods” where he plays good, then disappears for a while before dropping some other good performances again.

Conclusion:

Federico Chiesa has the potential, and like every player he has some qualities and some flaws.

The real question here is, how fast can he develop? Will he be able to handle the pressure of playing for Juve and facing the harsh criticism if he’s not on his day?

Only time will tell.

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