Tuesday September 26 2017
Juventus consider 3-4-3

Juventus are considering switching to a 3-4-3 for tomorrow’s Olympiakos game, according to reports.

On their run to the Champions League final last season the Bianconeri primarily used a 4-2-3-1 or a 3-5-2, often switching between a back-three and back-four during a match.

However, Coach Massimiliano Allegri is badly short of options at right-back, with Benedikt Howedes and Mattia De Sciglio both injured, and Stephan Lichtsteiner left out of the Champions League squad.

As a result, SportMediaset believes the Old Lady could move to a 3-4-3 to take on the Greeks tomorrow.

That would see Andrea Barzagli, Medhi Benatia and Giorgio Chiellini protecting Gianluigi Buffon.

Miralem Pjanic and Blaise Matuidi look set to continue in central midfield, and would be flanked by Douglas Costa and Stefano Sturaro.

That would leave no room for Juan Cuadrado, with the front-three consisting of Paulo Dybala, Gonzalo Higuain and Mario Mandzukic.

Possible Juventus line-up: Buffon; Barzagli, Benatia, Chiellini; Douglas Costa, Pjanic, Matuidi, Sturaro; Dybala, Higuain, Mandzukic