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Juventus Player Ratings 2022: Ultimate Team Rating

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Juventus Player Ratings

Juventus Player Ratings – It was challenging to place some players in the categories that are customarily utilized for these ratings due to the hybrid nature of the formations that are Andrea Pirlo’s favorite playing style. This was especially the case with what I’ve come to refer to as the wide players, who were not quite wingers and not quite fullbacks but were certainly people who spent the majority of their time closer to the sidelines than they did anywhere else on the field.

Danilo, who was frequently a center defender in a three-man back line, and Dejan Kulusevski were both relegated to different positions when we came to the conclusion that they did not belong in this particular group (who is far better out wide, but, mostly out of necessity, was played in the strike pair more often than anywhere else this season).

Having stated that, let’s start with the major players of the 2020-21 season. As is customary on these pages, the players are listed in alphabetical order.

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Federico Bernardeschi — 4

I feel very horrible for Federico Bernardeschi. In my opinion, he has never been given the opportunity to prove himself at Juventus. A combination of inconsistent playing time and inconsistent playing position never let him build up any momentum after that, and we only ever saw the best of him in flashes, such as the second leg of the Champions League Round of 16 against Atletico Madrid three seasons ago. He was getting into a real groove in the middle of his first season before Tomas Rincon broke him in the Derby della Mole. (Good God, that much time has passed since then.)

This year, Berna was moved around the defense much more than usual, primarily playing fullback and wingback under Pirlo’s direction. During his time at Fiorentina, he had some experience playing the latter position, but his appearances as an out-and-out terzino were very much uncharted terrain for him.

It is difficult to state that everything went smoothly. The fact that Bernardeschi came off the bench more than twice as often as he started indicates that he was obviously a player for the second unit. However, even in the games in which he did start, it is not accurate to say that he left his mark on those contests. Only three times throughout the league season did he play the full 90 minutes for Juve, and in two of those games, Juve lost points.

The only time we saw the Bernardeschi we all believed we’d be getting when he signed with us four years ago was during a substitute appearance against Spezia in March. That game was the only time we saw him play at his full potential. As Juve struggled against the newcomers to Serie A, Bernardeschi entered the game shortly after the hour mark and picked up an assist with nearly his first touch. He continued to be a creative force on the left side of the field for the following 30 minutes.

However, that was only a faint reflection of what may have been. He only had one additional assist in the league this season and two more altogether; the other one being the late corner that Adrien Rabiot scored on against Porto in the second leg of that UEFA Champions League tie. He spent the majority of the year functioning primarily as a reserve player. A new challenge somewhere else is really the only thing that can re-start Bernardeschi’s career; however, given Massimilliano Allegri’s insistence on trying him at every single position, it wouldn’t surprise me if he remained on the team the following season while Max tried to make him the next great center back.

Federico Chiesa — 8: Juventus Player Ratings

This season, the Wings of Fede’s other half had a great deal more success than their counterpart.

When Chiesa finished his transfer, which, once the complicated arrangement is finalized, will cost as much as €60 million, there were many people who questioned whether or not he was truly worth it, and some people openly predicted that he would become Bernardeschi 2.0. Chiesa’s transfer will cost as much as €60 million when the complicated arrangement is finalized.

These concerns were allayed in a relatively short amount of time. The only way things could go up from there was up after he made an assist in his first game for Juventus (and also got sent off, for some reason). It took him some time to get used to playing on the left side so that Juan Cuadrado could stay on the right, but by the time the regular season was winding down, it was evident that Chiesa was one of the most vital players on this squad, if not the most important player overall.

It is not a coincidence that the late slump in form that put Juventus in a situation where they needed a miracle to make the Champions League coincided with the three weeks that he spent on the sidelines with a hamstring injury; he was absent from play throughout that time.

It didn’t take him long to establish himself as the big game guy of this season, even more so than Cristiano Ronaldo. His performance in which he scored two goals in the victory over AC Milan in January served as his coming-out party and was maybe the high point of the entire season. Chiesa brought the team to the verge of advancing to the quarterfinals practically all by himself when Ronaldo pretty much disappeared in both legs against Porto.

Chiesa scored three of the team’s four goals in the tie before coming off exhausted after 102 minutes in the second leg. Ronaldo pretty much disappeared in both legs against Porto. After hitting the post in the second half, he went on to score the game-winning goal after playing a beautiful one-two with Kulusevski. He was the deciding factor in the Coppa Italia final. In crucial matches, such as those against Napoli and Lazio, he was also the greatest player on the field. He was outstanding.

In his Juve uniform, he finished with a total of 14 goals scored across all competitions and nine assists to his name. (Prior to making the transfer, he played for Fiorentina and scored one goal and assisted on another.) In doing so, he established himself as one of the most valuable moves in Italy this current campaign and as one of the most important foundational pillars for Juve’s long-term success.

Juan Cuadrado — 8.5

Chiesa is a strong candidate for most valuable player on the squad; nevertheless, Juan Cuadrado is now neck and neck with him in the competition and will most likely prevail.

It’s possible that 2020-21 was Cuadrado’s strongest season up to this point. The Colombian international, who just turned 33 years old, had a fantastic season as a wingback and fullback, tallying 10 assists in Serie A and 17 overall. Both of these numbers were easily career highs for the respective players, with the former being the most goals scored by a Juventus player in league action since Douglas Costa had 12 goals in 2017–18.

You can probably find a significant event from this season in which he was involved. The impressive comeback in the season’s opening Derby della Mole race? Both goals were assisted by him. The Supercoppa vs Napoli? His assist was the deciding factor in winning. When do we play Porto in the second leg? He had an absolutely incredible 12 important passes, delivered the assist that tied the aggregate, and came this f$%#ing close to winning the tie in stoppage time with a vicious angled shot that almost broke the crossbar in half. He registered an absolutely amazing 12 critical passes.

The Derby d’Italia, one of the most important races of the season, which takes place in the sixth and final round? His two goals were the only ones he scored all season, and one of them was a crucial penalty shot with two minutes left that sealed the deal on the win.

The way in which the squad performed when he was not on the field was even more stunning than the job that he did while he was on the field. When he was not on the team, Juventus played noticeably worse, including being less perceptive, less creative, and overall less effective. When it comes to discussing the most valuable player, there is not much else that can be said.

Even though there were times when his defending was less than Barzagli-like, he has developed into an adequate defender for the role (unlike a certain Portuguese guy we shipped out a few years ago who some people still seem to be pining for), and his contributions on the other end more than cancelled out the occasional mistake he made on defense. Cuadrado was, without a doubt, the most essential player on the squad throughout the current season, and it does not appear that he has any plans to slow down in the near future.

Gianluca Frabotta — 4: Juventus Player Ratings

Do you remember when Gianluca Frabotta was logging a substantial portion of the playing time early on in the season? I certainly did not, as evidenced by the fact that someone had to remind me to incorporate him into this article.

Frabotta was given an unexpected start in the first game of the season against Sampdoria after making his first team debut in the final game of the previous season under Maurizio Sarri. This came about because Alex Sandro suffered an injury in training days before the game. In that match, he was outstanding, providing several precise crosses and even forced Emil Audero to make a stop for the team.

As the season progressed, his role shrank, and Sandro and Chiesa began to take on increasingly important responsibilities on the left. When Sandro and Cuadrado were both sidelined with COVID-19, Pirlo was forced to switch Chiesa to the right side of the field and re-incorporate Frabotta into the starting lineup. This allowed him to get some considerable playing minutes for the first time since early January.

Before he was totally destroyed by Achraf Hakimi in the first Derby d’Italia match of the season, he played well in wins against Milan and Sassuolo, notching an assist in the latter of those victories. However, he did not play well in the 2-0 loss to Inter in that match. Throughout the course of the season, a number of fullbacks found themselves on the receiving end of that, but Frabotta appeared to be particularly out of his depth during that game.

It was telling that he only ever made two more starts, the first of which was in the Copa Italia quarterfinal against Serie B Cinderella SPAL, in which he scored his first first-team goal, and the second of which was against newly-promoted Spezia — a game in which his replacement (Bernardeschi, see above) created the opening goal less than one minute and a half after replacing him. Both of these games occurred after he had scored his first goal

After making a cameo appearance in a game that lasted only seven minutes during a 3-1 victory over Cagliari on March 14, Frabotta was not even used as a substitute in any other games. He showed some promise on a few occasions and, at age 21, he still possesses a great deal of potential; however, it is abundantly clear that he has a significant distance to travel before he can become an everyday player in Serie A. This journey will most likely take place elsewhere, either on loan or by being sold off entirely.

Alex Sandro — 6

Alex Sandro has developed into the person he is today. Since then, though, he has leveled off from that stratospheric climb and is no longer considered one of the top left backs in the world. His first two seasons at Juventus were legitimately pushing him into the argument for finest left back in the world.

That in no way suggests that he has developed into a poor player; quite the contrary. Sandro was about as solid as you can get in a position where that kind of player is sometimes hard to come by. After missing the first two months of the season due to an injury suffered on the training ground just days before the season began, Sandro was about as solid as you can get.

The criticism leveled at him is that he has not made as many offensive contributions over the years, and while this is partially accurate, it is also fair to say that this facet of his game has not benefited from the fact that so much of this team’s attack goes through Cuadrado on the other side of the field. Although he only recorded two assists across all competitions, he did score his first career brace in late April to rescue Juventus from a losing position against rock-bottom Parma at the Stadio Ennio Tardini. This came after Juve had fallen behind in the match. He’d make a couple good runs and a solid cross here and there, but nothing was especially remarkable or flashy.

Defensively he was solid as always, averaging 1.4 tackles and 1.2 interceptions per match in league play, with those stats improving to two and three, respectively, in the Champions League. The odd mental error cost the team goals every once in a while, but in the last two weeks of the season, he made a pair of incredible defensive stops against Sassuolo and Inter that kept Juve ahead in must-win games and in all likely rescued Juve’s prospects of qualifying for the Champions League.

Overall, Sandro continues to be an excellent left back for a squad that has very few fullbacks on their roster at all. This is a testament to Sandro’s consistency. His initial years in Turin were perhaps a bit of a tease, but while he may not be the superstar we thought he might become he’s developed into one of the veteran glue people that this squad is often a little bit short of.

It is still to be determined whether he will continue with the team or be sold on this summer (the entrance of Allegri could have something to say about it in either direction), but if he is still the starting left back come the next season, I wouldn’t be mad about it. I just really hope that we have some genuine experience to back him up.

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