2. Adrien Rabiot
Adrien Rabiot has been one of the worst players for the Bianconeri since the beginning of the season. Under Allegri’s guidance, Rabiot, when fit, has played for Juventus regularly, having made nine appearances so far across all competitions.
Earlier this term, he was making some forward darts with the ball that led to Allegri heaping praise on the Frenchman and saying, “Rabiot is an extraordinary player. He even himself doesn’t know the qualities he has.” Er……
In the last few games, we have not seen any penetration at all from him down that left side. One of the favourites of Allegri, Rabiot was brought off before the hour mark in Juve’s 2-1 defeat to Hellas Verona on Saturday.
Allegri might’ve understood by now that Rabiot is not close to discovering the special qualities he was talking about not so long ago. In fact, his individual output has gone downhill.
Arthur has returned to full fitness and started the game against Hellas Verona in the place of Manuel Locatelli. With Aaron Ramsey being injured, perhaps the time has come for Allegri to try out the trio of Arthur, Locatelli and Rodrigo Bentancur in midfield.
Unlike Rabiot, Arthur Melo is technically solid, could spark a few things with passing and unlock defences with his creativity. As for Rabiot, well, surely his time in Turin is drawing to a close.