The Old Lady have opened up a lead at the top of Serie A points table but all is not well in Turin as Lazio and Inter Milan keep pace.
Inter Milan have continued to pick up points after the Covid-19 enforced break but Lazio have seen their title challenge stutter.
All the while, Juventus keep on going and are distancing themselves from the chasing pack. The top three sides have suffered the same amount of defeats but it is the win column that separates them.
The Old Lady fans would be jubilant that their superior defense has given them the edge in Italian top flight football. But it is not all rosy and the club are on the brink of turbulence.
Here are three things Juventus fans should be concerned about.
Arthur Melo’s arrival
There is no doubt about Arthur Melo’s potential as a midfielder. However, he has had a turbulent time at Camp Nou under both Ernesto Valverde and Quique Setien.
But under Sarri he is going to have even more difficulties. The chain-smoking manager has a very specific requirements from his midfielders and Melo does not have any successes in Europe.
Jorginho is the player who can fulfil their needs but no links have come forward.
Maurizio Sarri’s continued stay in Turin
Gonzalo Higuain was secured for €90 million and Cristiano Ronaldo made his way to Turin in a €100 million deal. But this has not catapulted Juventus into free scoring powerhouses, that title is in the hands of Atalanta with 80 goals.
While Max Allegri did not even give it a thought, Sarri has made the duo work side by side. However, the goals have not come as easily as he would have liked.
It has cast doubt Sarri’s future at the Allianz Stadium and he may not stay for a long stay.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s happiness
Cristiano Ronaldo prefers Maurizio Sarri over his predecessor but does not want to adapt his game. The Portuguese is 35 and wants the team molded around his strengths, while Sarri wants him to be a part of the system.
There is a clash of egos going on, which has not been helped by Sarri’s statements about Ronaldo’s health. The Portuguese forward has immense clout at the club and disagreement with the coach is brewing.
For all parties involved, they need to resolve it but it looks unlikely that they head in that direction.