Kenan Yildiz Set to Start For Juventus Against Inter

This evening’s Serie A clash between Inter Milan and Juventus promises to be a title-deciding encounter, with Inter leading by just one point (but having a game in hand). According to Corriere dello Sport, Juventus coach Max Allegri has finalized his starting lineup:

The 18-year-old Turkish forward has impressed in recent months and earns the starting nod ahead of the still-recovering Chiesa.

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This lineup suggests Allegri wants a balanced approach, capitalizing on Vlahovic’s form and trusting Yildiz to step up. The return of Rabiot and Danilo strengthens the midfield and defense. However, Chiesa’s presence on the bench provides an attacking option if needed.

If Yildiz does start this will be his biggest game yet and a huge show of confidence win his ability by the manager.

Just a few months ago Yildiz did not even make the squad and now he is in contention to start in one of the biggest games of the season.

The 18-year-old has three goals in 14 appearances in all competitions for Juventus this season. He did not start the last game in the 1-1 draw against Empoli but did start the previous five league games.

Inter are currently first in the league on 54 points but have a game in hand over second placed Juventus who are on 53 points.

Yildiz will likely be playing against fellow Turkish international star Hakan Calhanoglu if he does get the nod today. Calhanoglu has been a star player for Inter this season.