The Best and Worst Players at Juventus in the 2020-21 Season

Despite securing a Coppa Italia trophy and a dramatic Top 4 finish in the final week of the campaign, Juventus fans will always remember 2020-21 as the season that spelled the end of their club’s longest winning dynasty. Andrea Pirlo’s first managerial year was undoubtedly a tough one, but the Old Lady managed to dodge a bullet by the end of it, as failing to qualify for next season’s edition of the Champions League would have created some disastrous consequences.

Whilst some players disappointed, others managed to deliver the goods, and save face. So let’s take a look at the Tops and Flops of Juve’s season:

Flop #3 – Rodrigo Bentancur

After the departures of Miralem Pjanic and Blaise Matuidi (and later Sami Khedira), the Uruguayan was supposed to be the new stalwart in midfield.

However, the development of the former Boca Juniors man suddenly stalled, and his campaign was marred by some catastrophic mistakes – including a terrible back-pass against Porto that contributed in the team’s elimination from the Champions League, and a red card during the decisive clash against Inter.

Let’s see if Massimiliano Allegri’s return to Juventus can reignite his career.

Top #3 – Federico Chiesa

A spectacular season for the former Fiorentina man, who hit the ground running in his first campaign in Turin.

His great performances against Milan and Porto, as well as his winner against Atalanta in the Coppa Italia final were some of the highlights of the season for the club.

Flop #2 – Merih Demiral

The Turkey international started last season on a high note before suffering from a serious injury. But this campaign has proven to be a different story.

Whilst the former Sassuolo man featured at times, he was nowhere to be seen in the starting formation when Giorgio Chilellini, Leonardo Bonucci and Matthijs de Ligt were available to play.

Although the young defender’s abilities shouldn’t be doubted, he needs to put it all together sooner rather than later.

Top #2 – Cristiano Ronaldo

Statistically speaking, the Portuguese superstar should be arguably picked for the 1st spot, having finished the season as the Serie A top scorer in a rather comfortable fashion.

Nonetheless, the 36-year-old loses some points for some under-par performances at crucial times of the season, including the double-encounter against Porto.

Flop #1 – Arthur

A little harsh perhaps, considering the fact that this was his first season at Juventus, but the Brazilian is our choice for the main “Flop” based on the high expectations that were laid upon him.

The former Barcelona man possesses some incredible on-the-ball abilities, and his passing rate success is impressive as well, but he just failed to capitalize on his abilities in the service of the team.

His second season must be better than this one.

Top #1 – Juan Cuadrado

All hail the king of the assists! The Colombian provided 19 assists for his teammates throughout the season, including 11 in Serie A and 6 in the Champions League.

Moreover, a Top 4 finish wouldn’t have been made possible if it wasn’t for his wonderful performance when facing Inter in the penultimate round of the season.

The 33-year-old enjoyed what might have been the best campaign on a personal level, and he isn’t showing any signs of slowing down.

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