Missing Players and team news:
In addition to defenders Merih Demiral and Leonardo Bonucci, who have both tested positive for COVID-19, news of a party which took place at American midfielder Weston McKennie’s home could have further consequences for Andrea Pirlo’s selection for the Derby. With McKennie and attendee Paulo Dybala – finally fully fit after an injury-plagued campaign – now potentially being dropped due to disciplinary reasons (fellow party goer Arthur is set to be absent through injury in any case), Juventus could see their options restricted by their reckless actions. Centre-back Giorgio Chiellini returned from Italy duty early having picked up a knock, so if unavailable, Pirlo will face a dilemma at the heart of his defence, where Matthijs de Ligt is certainly set to feature. Top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo should be joined by Alvaro Morata up front, after a controversy-filled stint with his national side and amid intense speculation as to his future come the end of the season. In midweek, Torino confirmed that wing-back Wilfried Singo sustained a thigh injury in training and will not be fit in time to play against Juventus, so Mergim Vojvoda is expected to start on the right flank for the hosts. Central defensive trio Bremer, Lyanco and Nicolas Nkoulou are all major doubts ahead of the game, posing head coach Davide Nicola a similar selection headache to his opposite number. Azzurri midfielder Rolando Mandragora – currently at the club on loan from Juve – is eligible to play and will start in the centre, with Antonio Sanabria set to partner Mandragora’s international colleague Andrea Belotti up front.