Juventus draw a conclusion to their disappointing Serie A campaign with a trip to Florence to face Fiorentina on Saturday evening.
The Bianconeri are guaranteed a fourth-place finish. Whatever the result, Massimiliano Allegri will not be able to better the points tally which got Andrea Pirlo the sack this time last year after ending the campaign in the same position.
Here’s the final XI of the Serie A season Allegri may deploy.
Wojciech Szczesny (GK) – Mattia Perrin was given the nod for the Coppa Italia final and Juve’s last home game of the campaign but Szczesny could return for the season sendoff.
Juan Cuadrado (RB) – In the potential absence of Danilo, Cuadrado may be shunted back into defence once again.
Leonardo Bonucci (CB) – Juve’s captain for the coming season is set for his final game before getting the armband.
Matthijs de Ligt (CB) – The departing Giorgio Chiellini only lasted 18 minutes on Monday night, making way for Juve’s centre-back of the present and future as talk of a contract extension wafts around Turin.
Alex Sandro (LB) – Juve played much of their final home game of the season in a testimonial atmosphere, with Sandro ending the match awkwardly shoehorned into midfield a tell-tale sign of the dwindling seriousness.
Fabio Miretti (CM) – The 18-year-old has started Juve’s last three Serie A matches.
Manuel Locatelli (CM) – At times in recent weeks, Locatelli has dropped so deep to collect the ball he is closer to the goalkeeper than either centre-back.
Adrien Rabiot (CM) – This season alone, Rabiot has started three victories against Fiorentina.
Paulo Dybala (RW) – The team’s leading scorer and assist provider will be lining up for his final match draped in the famous black and white stripes as he nears a departure he never believed was coming.
Dusan Vlahovic (ST) – The former Viola is chasing a final-day hat-trick to match the tally of Lazio’s injured Ciro Immobile in the race for Serie A’s top scorer this season.
Alvaro Morata (LW) – The Atletico Madrid loanee needs one more strike to avoid ending a season in single digits for league goals for the first time since his previous spell at Juventus back in 2016.