The defenders to be deployed
Theo Hernandez: Milan’s left-back at San Siro against Udinese has all the credentials to do well and bring home some bonuses.
Dumfries: back as owner, with Genoa his forays on the wing can be decisive.
Bremer: this is nothing new, he is one of the most convincing defenders this season. Torino have a solid defense and he leads them perfectly. At home against Cagliari he is to be deployed.
DeLigt: he is the safest of Juventus defenders. Against Empoli he shouldn’t be in too much danger.
Igor: after the excellent performance as a central defender in the last round against Atalanta, he will try to stop the fearsome forwards of Sassuolo. He has the physique and the skills to do it, he can be risked.
Defenders to Avoid
Hefti: he will have on his Perisic range, certainly not an easy customer. Better to avoid deploying him for this day.
Fazio: too slow for the Bologna forwards. Against Arnautovic, Barrow and Orsolini he can suffer a lot.
Mary: does not seem to have settled in Udine yet, in this round he faces Milan: it is to be avoided.
Reca: he is having difficulties in the last few games and on Sunday he will have to face the raids of Karsdorp, a really uncomfortable opponent.
Romagnoli S.: together with his team mate Viti he will have to contain the talent of Vlahovic, one of the most fit forwards of this period.
By Federico Poet