Just a quick preview ahead of Siena. The line-up this weekend is a little harder to predict than others as Zaccheroni will try his hand at some squad rotation. Although, it's more like a forced hand really. Giovinco and Caceres will not be featured again as they've been absent in training all week. Diego should be on the bench from the start of this one for a much needed break, and in case his services aren't needed thereafter, that's where he'll remain.
Del Piero, who has been absent in the last two games, should be fully charged and ready to go alongside the in-form David Trezeguet. Hopefully Alex can provide some of that spark we'll definitely need in Diego's absence. If he can't perhaps Mauro will move to a more inside role, a la trequartista, behind the two strikers to provide a better link between our midfield and attack. I expect the pony tailed one to start from the get go. Of course Iaquinta will be given some a little more time than usual out there, however I still expect him to come off the bench for either ADP or T-Rez eventually.
De Ceglie will most likely start on the left wing, as he wasn't featured in the game against Fulham and should be fully rested. Grosso should be riding the pine in favour of the more defensively inclined Salihams at the left back position, especially considering Fabio played the full 90 mins on Thursday. Poulsen will probably be starting ahead of Sissoko in the central midfield role alongside the newly activated Felipe Melo. Candreva could be used as a sub option for Zaccheroni later in the game.
In Defense, Legro and Cannavaro will be playing in the middle with Grygera on the right considering Zebina is suspended, but the Frenchman was probably going to be rested in favour of the Czech defender anyways. Finally once again, Alex Manninger will be the man between the sticks. Final score: 3-0
Keep an eye on:
Maccarone Albin Ekdal. The Juventus owned midfielder is enjoying regular time as a starter in most cases with Siena, and has been looking better because of it. If your not familiar with his game, he's everything Tiago wanted to be and more. He's almost like a calmer version of a Marchisio. A more playmaking version of Poulsen if you will. I bet the injured Paolucci wishes he was still at Siena right now with Iaquinta getting healthy these days.
4 Felipe Melo
10 Del Piero
29 De Ceglie
IERI... OGGI... DOMANI... SEMPRE JUVE!!!