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Did Allegri play Chiesa out of position against Napoli?

January 14, 2023 - 9:15 pm

Federico Chiesa made his first Juventus start in around a year in their 5-1 loss to Napoli last night.

The attacker had missed ten months because of a serious injury and only recently returned to training for the club.

He had been getting a few minutes on the pitch before the game against Napoli, but Max Allegri started him in the fixture against the Partenopei.

Fans were delighted to see that he was on from the beginning of the crunch match, but the Euro 2020 winner was ineffective for the entirety of the game.

A report on Football Italia reveals media outlets blamed Allegri for his poor performance because the Juve gaffer played him in a position that required too much defensive work.

He played as a wing-back, which meant he had to defend against the very dangerous Khvicha Kvaratskhelia and it didn’t work.

Juve FC Says

Even before Chiesa was injured, he did not play well under Allegri as he did in his first season at Juve and Euro 2020.

This is because he is not given enough attacking freedom under the current Bianconeri gaffer and it limits his impact on the team.

If Allegri does not change his system, the team will continue struggling to score goals regardless of who plays.

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    Dennis January 14, 2023 at 9:33 pm

    100% yes

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    Ash1329 January 14, 2023 at 10:06 pm

    Slowlegri played Sandro, Danilo, Kostic and Chiesa out of position..not just Chiesa…What’s the point of having Gatti and Rugani if Sandro and Danilo need to play beside Bremer? Why not sell Rugani and Gatti if they are not good enough? How much more should Juve get humiliated after Maccabi Haifa, Monza and 5-1 defat to Napoli? Clownegri must go