's cookie policy has been updated. Our website has been developed in a way to allow you to read all our articles even when cookies are disabled but third party cookies may be placed on your machine to track your use of our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive these cookies, alternatively, click "TELL ME MORE" for more information including opt-out instructions.

LATEST NEWS 11:37 Would Harry Kane Thrive Overseas? He is one of the hottest properties around in English football and rumours persist that he is high on Real ... 15:45 Mauricio Pochettino admits draw against Liverpool is a fair result Tottenham Hotspur head coach Mauricio Pochettino admits this afternoon's 1-1 draw against Liverpool was a ...

Arsene Wenger insists: Olivier Giroud is not just a substitute here at Arsenal Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes striker Olivier Giroud can still be an asset in his squad this season. The Frenchman has struggled to enjoy regular first team football at the... - Read article
Arsene Wenger admits Top Four finish is difficult for Arsenal Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says a Top Four finish will not be easy to achieve for his side despite a vital 2-1 win away at Middlesbrough. The Gunners are currently sixth in the... - Read article
Arsene Wenger explains when striker Lucas will be back in action Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says he has no new injury concerns after the mid-week draw at home against Paris Saint-Germain. Defender Hector Bellerin and midfielder Santi Cazorla are... - Read article

Juventus Jersey
» News

Massimiliano Allegri on the Cesena game, Vidal and rotation


Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri says his players should expect a tricky game when they host Cesena on Wednesday.

The Bianconeri lead the Serie A table after winning all three games of the season but will be aware of the defensive strength of Pierpaolo Bisoli's side.

"Cesena is in form, they are a very aggressive team and give very little away," Allegri told reporters on Tuesday.

"If I'm not mistaken they only conceded 6-9 corners in three games so it means they defend very well.

"It will be a difficult game, but then again, if we are to win the title we have to win against low-ranked teams.

"Dropping points here would damage us ahead of games against the top teams and we have to be in a strong position when we play against our direct competitors."

Midfielder Arturo Vidal came on as a late substitute against Milan on Saturday and is expected to feature tomorrow evening.

"Vidal trained with the squad for 3-4 days," added Allegri.

"He's still not 100% but he needs to play. He missed a number of training sessions so he needs to play.

"Same goes for [Alvaro] Morata. I would like to see him play for the full 90 minutes because he's quality but let's not forget he only came back to action against Udinese on the 13th so he will be slowly integrated in the team."

When asked if he intends to rotate in the offensive department Allegri said: "We only played three games, rather than rotation it's about choosing the right players for the game.

"I hope to have all players fit and available after the international break.

"But right now, unfortunately, we still have players who are not ready to feature for 90 minutes due to injuries and fatigue after international duty."

Featured in article
Arturo Vidal, Massimiliano Allegri