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Juventus predicted lineup vs Napoli

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Juventus will look to bring their unconvincing start to the season to an emphatic end when they meet Napoli on Saturday,

Massimiliano Allegri’s side are still looking for their first win of the season, having picking up just one point from their first two games, and now face the daunting task of snapping out of their slump against a Napoli side who have six points on the board already.

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Here’s how the boss could set up.

Wojciech Szczesny
Szczesny is the undisputed starter / Marco Canoniero/Getty Images

Wojciech Szczesny (GK) – Szczesny can finally play without the fear that he’s inevitably going to be replaced by Gianluigi Donnarumma.

Juan Cuadrado (RB) – The right-back duties have been shared with Danilo, but expect Allegri to settle on Cuadrado pretty soon.

Matthijs de Ligt (CB) – The Dutchman got over his fitness issues to put together a great run of starts towards the end of last season and has managed to carry that over to the current campaign.

Leonardo Bonucci (CB) – Allegri is going to need a massive performance from Bonucci, who must lead by example and drag Juve out of their rut.

Mattia De Sciglio (LB) – Alex Sandro is not expected to be back from international duty in time to start here, so the versatile De Sciglio could slide over to left-back.

Dejan Kulusevski

Kulusevski is in line for another start / Marco Canoniero/Getty Images

Dejan Kulusevski (RM) – With Federico Chiesa out injured, it’ll be over to Kulusevski to strut his stuff out wide.

Manuel Locatelli (CM) – We may see a first start of the season for Locatelli, who is expected to step into the lineup in place of the jet-lagged Rodrigo Bentancur.

Adrien Rabiot (CM) – Injuries to Aaron Ramsey and Arthur, coupled with the unwanted media storm surrounding Weston McKennie, will force Allegri to start Rabiot.

Federico Bernardeschi (LM) – A return of just ten goals in 149 appearances for Juventus is just not good enough from Bernardeschi, who needs to use this chance to prove himself to Allegri.

Alvaro Morata (ST) – Morata is still searching for his first goal of the season but scored against Napoli when these two sides met in the Supercoppa final in January.

Moise Kean (ST) – With Paulo Dybala likely missing out and Cristiano Ronaldo no longer on the books, it’s over to Kean once again.

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