Can Allegri rebuild Juventus?

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All eyes will be on Juventus and how they play in their first competitive game of the new season against Lazio in the Supercoppa on Saturday, August 8. With the club having lost Arturo Vidal, Carlos Tevez and Andrea Pirlo this summer, many predict a year of transition for the Turin giants as they attempt to recreate the same synergy that led them to four consecutive trophy-laden years.

It has been confirmed that Sami Khedira will be out of the squad for two months due to a thigh injury he suffered against Marseille while Giorgio Chiellini will also miss the important match in Shanghai. With Andrea Barzagli seemingly back from injury and ready to go, it is possible that manager Massimiliano Allegri may revert to the 3-5-2 formation with the World Cup winner taking Chiellini's place from the start of the match. Should the coach not want to risk it, then Barzagli will start on the bench and Juventus will line up in their usual 4-3-1-2 formation with Martin Caceres back in the heart if defence and Roberto Pereyra acting as the playmaking behind the forwards.

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