It would be an understatement to say Fiorentina have lacked consistency during the opening 12 rounds of Serie A this season. Currently sitting in ninth place – still within striking distance of a Europa League place – their record so far reads: LLWWLDLWWWLL. There has been little rhyme or reason to their debut campaign under 

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Though much of the blame for AC Milan’s indifferent start to the season can be apportioned to uncertainty in defence, they have also suffered from a considerable lack of creativity in attack. The 3-5-2 deployed by coach Vincenzo Montella has often looked lopsided, and has quite frankly failed to provide the team with the balance 

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Juventus currently sit a mere point behind league leaders Napoli 11 rounds into the season. Impressive, considering the lighting pace being set by Gli Azzurri. Yet it is only when you start to analyse the intricacies of each side’s performance every week when it becomes obvious exactly why Juventus are currently chasing their seventh consecutive 

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When Brazilian midfielder Ramires opted to leave Chelsea for a crack at the Chinese Super League with Jiangsu Suning in January 2016, European football observers could have been forgiven for thinking he had given up all hope of playing at the game’s top level again. However, if recent reports in the Italian press are to 

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Since eccentric film producer Massimo Ferrero bought Sampdoria back in June 2014, Il Doria have developed a burgeoning reputation as one of the modern game’s great buying and selling clubs. Their comprehensive scouting network has allowed them to sign outstanding talents such as Fernando, Joaquin Correa, Milan Škriniar, Pedro Pereira, Dennis Praet and Patrik Schick. 

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Prior to Sunday evening’s 2-1 victory over Cagliari, Torino had been on the verge of entering complete crisis mode. Having picked up a mere two points from their previous five matches, it was absolutely fundamental that they found a way to dispatch Gli Isolani. Since suffering a heavy 4-0 defeat to Juventus in late September, 

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Patience is a virtue. No, really, it is. Just ask Roma boss Eusebio Di Francesco, whose future on the Giallorossi bench was already being called into question after a mere two rounds of Serie A action this season. A 3-1 defeat at home to Inter resulted in a barrage of criticism coming his way, with 

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