(Sporting Alert) — Andrea Pirlo and Paul Pogba start together in midfield for Juventus, while Nicolas Anelka is on the bench for today Italian Serie clash with Chievo at the StadioBentegodi.
Both Pirlo and Pogba started on the bench in the Coppa Italia semi-final defeat to Lazio, with the latter being an unused substitute.
Manager Antonio Conte also starts Luca Marrone again at centre-back to play alongside Andrea Barzagli, while Alessandro Matri and Sebastian Giovinco, who was very wasteful against Lazio starts in the attack.
Juventus will be without coach Conte on the sidelines as he and defender Leonardo Bonucci are both suspended for comments made towards a referee, while striker Mirko Vucinic misses out also because of punishment.
Chievo, meanwhile, are 12th in Serie A standings, but have beaten the likes of Roma and Lazio and will make life difficult for Juventus who are tied at the top with Napoli on 49pts.
Chievo v Juventus Teams
Chievo: Puggioni; Sampirisi, Dainelli, Andreolli, Cesar, Jokic; Hetemaj, L Rigoni,Cofie; Thereau, Paloschi
Subs: Squizzi, Ujkani, Vacek, Frey, Papp, Farkas, Acerbi, Spyropoulos, Seymour, Guana, Stoian, Pellissier
Juventus: Buffon; Barzagli, Marrone, Caceres; Lichtsteiner, Vidal, Pirlo, Pogba, De Ceglie; Matri, Giovinco
Subs: Storari, Rubinho, Peluso, Isla, Padoin, Giaccherini, Quagliarella,Anelka