Juve squad thin for Fulham

Posted on 15/03/2010


Juventus face the prospect of travelling to Fulham on Thursday without their two best goalkeepers. Injuries have also claimed much of the defence.

Gigi Buffon and Alex Manninger are both out with thigh problems, which forced Alberto Zaccheroni to hand a rare start to Antonio Chimenti on Sunday.

It didn’t go well, as Juventus threw away a three-goal lead at home to Siena and were eventually held to a disappointing 3-3 draw.

Tuttosport understands Zaccheroni is unsure whether to persist with Chimenti and may try 19-year-old Carlo Pinsoglio instead.

As for the defence, Nicola Legrottaglie is suspended and has a thigh problem anyway.

Giorgio Chiellini is also unlikely to make it back in time despite a scan ruling out a muscle tear.

Zaccheroni is likely to move Jonathan Zebina into central defence alongside Fabio Cannavaro and put Zdenek Grygera at right-back.

Source: Football-Italia

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