Juventus welcome Udinese to the Allianz Stadium for a Serie A match on Saturday evening.

Massimiliano Allegri is unbeaten in his last eight games (W6) against Serie A’s most northern club. In fact, his only defeat as Juve manager at the hands of Udinese came in 2015.

Here’s the lineup Allegri may deploy to extend his impressive individual form against the Friulani.

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Wojciech Szczesny has never started more than 30 league games since joining Juventus as an ever-present for Roma in 2016/17 / Giampiero Sposito/GettyImages

Wojciech Szczesny (GK) – Juve’s hero of last weekend became the first keeper to save two penalties in the Italian top flight this season.

Juan Cuadrado (RB) – One of Serie A’s unluckiest players, Cuadrado has created 33 chances for teammates and has zero assists to his name – the largest tally of key passes for a player yet to register an assist in Italy’s top flight.

Matthijs de Ligt (CB) – Suspended for the first trophy match of the season in midweek, De Ligt has started Juve’s last ten Serie A outings.

Leonardo Bonucci (CB) – Afforded a return to the squad for the Supercoppa Italiana defeat, the former Milan and (briefly) Inter centre back could make his first appearance of 2022 this weekend.

Alex Sandro (LB) – In each of his previous six Serie A seasons, Sandro has scored and created at least one goal, but is waiting for his first in either category this term.

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Manuel Locatelli has completed a team-high 92 open play passes into the final third this season – Rodrigo Bentancur is second on 61 / Giampiero Sposito/GettyImages

Federico Bernardeschi (RM) – Barely halfway through the current campaign, the former Fiorentina winger has accrued more Serie A minutes than he was granted throughout the entirety of last seasons

Manuel Locatelli (CM) – Juve’s director from the centre circle hasn’t quite replicated the league-leading passing numbers he racked up at Sassuolo last season, but is undoubtedly his current squad’s most penetrative midfielder.

Arthur (CM) – Despite enduring a campaign spent largely on the squad’s fringes – due to injury more than anything else – Arthur has impressed in recent cameos that may earn him a fourth league start.

Weston McKennie (LM) – Hardly a natural winger, the bustling US international rarely strays from the spotlight of any contest despite a chronically changing role.

Paulo Dybala, Alvaro Morata

Alvaro Morata (left) and Paulo Dybala have scored 11 of Juve’s 32 Serie A goals this season / Chris Ricco/GettyImages

Paulo Dybala (ST) – With three goals in his last five matches, Dybala goes into the fixture against his favourite opponents (a career-high nine goals against Udinese) in good form.

Alvaro Morata (ST) – Fittingly for a player with a career as stop-start as Morata’s, Juve’s number nine regularly brings the game to a halt as he ranks in the division’s top five for fouls received and offsides.

You can read 90min’s preview of Juventus vs Udinese here.

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