Thursday December 6 2012
Juventus without Conte – the stats

Antonio Conte will return to the Juventus bench this weekend once his suspension ends on December 8, but how have his side done without him?

The tactician has been unable to take charge on match days after being banned for allegedly failing to report an attempt to fix a Siena game while in Tuscany.

Conte was able to train the Italian champions in the week, but he was replaced on the sidelines by firstly Massimo Carrera and then Angelo Alessio.

Juve played 21 official games ‘without’ Conte, starting with the August 11 Italian Super Cup Final win against Napoli.

The Old Lady won 14 of those [66.67%], drew five [23.81%] and lost two [9.52%] – the defeats came against Inter and then Milan.

Conte will take charge of Juve where he left them – at the top of the Serie A table. They also booked their place in the last 16 of the Champions League last night.

Juventus travel to Palermo on Sunday.