Ten games in 32 days, from November 21st to December 22nd.A whole month practically always on the pitch, a fate clearly in common with all the teams playing in Europe.
Here, for Andrea Pirlo and Juventus it is not exactly the time to count: it will be complicated to juggle all the matches and be able to make up for absences as well.
In this sense, Bonucci out for about 20 days is recent news, in addition to Chiellini out for almost a month.
Juve remains with one natural CB completely ready: Demiral.
De Ligt is ready to play again, he has the “Ok” but he’s been out for long, has no minutes in his legs and it’s only normal if he faces some difficulties at first.
It’s an emergency, a gradual return for the Dutchman won’t be possible, but at least Juve fans will get to see the partnership they’ve all been waiting for.
Danilo has been doing well this season too, he’s the only player to play all Juve games, for 90′ full minutes, so his presence will be important as well.
Against Calgiari, Pirlo is expected to try the DDD trio.
And with Chiellini’s many injuries and Bonucci getting older, it may be the right time for Pirlo to start relying more on his two youngsters, and why not, if they prove themselves to be up to it, get the starting places.