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POLL: Who is Juventus' MVP for the first half of the 2016-17 season?

Who do you think has been the brightest spot of the team so far?

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I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season. Well, the first half of the season isn’t exactly over yet, but considering the lack of Juventus games and news right now, this seems like a good time to ask the question: Who has been Juventus’ best player so far this season?

I’m not sure there’s an easy answer for this one. I expect varying opinions, because, in my mind, there hasn’t been one player who has significantly stuck out from the crowd so far this season. Below are the individual statistics from WhoScored so far this season. The left are the Serie A stats, and the right are the Champions League stats.

The stats would say that the standouts have been our fullbacks, Dani Alves and Alex Sandro. However, WhoScored ratings aren’t the be-all and end-all when it comes to MVP discussions, so let’s hear who you think has been our best performer.

For me, if Paulo Dybala were healthy all year, he would probably be my vote, but he’s only featured in 14 games, and that’s not enough for me just yet. If Daniele Rugani had been playing all year at the level he’s currently at then he might get my vote as well. But again, his nine appearances are not enough for me.

I’m not huge into soccer analytics, so this really isn’t based on the WhoScored ratings much at all, but my vote goes to Alex Sandro. It seems like he’s been the one guy this year that we can always count on a solid performance from, on both ends of the pitch, even when he’s been asked to play out of position. I’m excited about having him on the left side of the field for the foreseeable future. Honourable mentions go out to Miralem Pjanic, and Gonzalo Higuain.

So, who do you think Juventus’ MVP has been so far this season? As always, we would love to hear why you think what you think.