Juventus have been mighty impressive this season. They made some smart summer signings, held on to important players like Paulo Dybala, and getting Matthijs de Ligt on board was probably the biggest coup for the Italian club.
The feeling is that Juventus finally have a squad strong enough to win the Champions League for the first time since 1996. They have been in two finals in the past five years but lost to Barcelona and Real Madrid.
Cristiano Ronaldo had a sluggish start to his season, but he's been firing on all cylinders of late. A number of other players have stepped up to the task, and Juve looked really strong before all sport was suspended indefinitely due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
While we wait for football to resume, here are the three best Juventus players so far this season.
3. Leonardo Bonucci
Leonardo Bonucci has been at the heart of Juventus' defence all season. With Giorgio Chiellini ruled out after playing just one game owning to a cruciate ligament rupture, Bonucci has been formidable in the backline for the Old Lady this season. The 32-year-old has a wealth of experience and it is his expertise which has been priceless for Juventus.
Bonucci has been solid throughout the campaign so far, and continues to exhibit his brilliance, game after game. He even helped young star Matthijs de Ligt settle in, following his slow start to life at the Allianz Stadium. Bonucci has been exactly the kind of constant, rock-solid presence at the back that Juventus needed.
This season, the former Milan player has had to lead both the defense and the squad as a whole as Juve’s stand-in captain.
2. Paulo Dybala
Paulo Dybala has been completely revitalised under Sarri this season. The 26-year-old is a different player to the one who found life hard under former boss Massimiliano Allegri. All through the summer, he was linked with moves to Manchester United and Tottenham, but the Argentinian star has managed to find a route into the starting line-up, even with the likes of Ronaldo, Gonzalo Higuain, and Douglas Costa all battling it out for a place.
Dybala has looked confident with his clever movements on the flanks, and has played a fine supporting role to Ronaldo in the forward line. Dybala has provided 11 goals and 11 assists from 28 matches so far this season, and his incisiveness has always provided a much-needed bite in the Juventus forward line.
Juve are keen to tie him down to a new five-year deal as he continues to be linked with a move to the Premier League.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo has continued with his fine run of form from the last season. The Portuguese has scored 21 goals in 22 Serie A games for Juventus this season with 3 assists to his name. He has also registered 2 goals in 7 games in the 2019-120 Champions League season with 1 assist to his name.
The talismanic 35-year-old is determined to win the Champions League this season. His partnership with Dybala in the forward line has been crucial for Juventus. The 5 time Ballon D’ Or winner has been Sarris’ go-to man in the forward line. The flamboyant Portuguese has the ability to take the game away from the opposition with his speed and Ronaldo will be expected to deliver especially during demanding situations in the remainder of the season.