The votes were a sea of red, for the most part, but if you’re looking for some silver-linings, it may be that Gonzalo Higuain is back in form. Any time Juventus drops points, there are certain players to blame, and through the vote we’ve done a decent job in identifying them. Here are the results:
In what was a refreshing display for fans of Higuain and Juventus like myself, the Argentine striker scored and put in an impressive all-around performance. Juventus fans took note, and awarded him his second-straght MoTM award, with 65% of his voters putting him in the upwards direction. Unfortunately for him, he’ll be out of competitive matches for a couple of weeks after not being called up to the Argentina National Team, as Mauro Icardi among others were called in front of him.
Next up was Federico Bernardeschi who had a goal and an assist in his 69 minutes of action. His 60% of upvotes boosted him significantly in the rankings as others fell, placing him in the top 11 of the Serie A rankings for the team.
Rounding off the top 3 was a 40% upvote performance by Rodrigo Bentancur. The young Uruguayan midfielder has been turning heads with his impressive performances lately, and is no doubt playing his way into the conversation of fully-healthy starting eleven inclusion. He ranks 5th overall on the team, and 6th in Serie A on the team(4th if you omit Claudio and Szczesny).
At the bottom was a very unfamiliar suspect. Gianluigi Buffon earned the worst voting performance, and it wasn’t that close. He received 53% of votes in the downward direction, tanking his season score and pushing him out of the top 11 for the team in the Serie A. He has certainly seen better nights.
Another unfamiliar suspect was right in front of him with Paulo Dybala earning 40% downvotes. Two cellar performances in a row for the Argentine, hopefully the International Break with Argentina gets him back on track.
The bottom three concludes with Andrea Barzagli, but Allegri gave him a good fight with 34% and 31% downvotes respectively. Neither have very respectable season and league numbers.
Thanks for voting.
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