Empoli v Juventus

Empoli 0-2 Juventus: Player Ratings


Juventus made hard work of it but eventually overcame Empoli thanks to goals from Federico Chiesa and Danilo.


Berisha: Wonderful debut for Empoli, including saving a penalty from Vlahovic. 6.0/10

Bereszynski: Good work to deny Chiesa an early chance, picked up an unfair booking for a challenge on Kostic. 6.0/10

Walukiewicz: The better of the centre-back pairing. 5.5/10

Luperto: 5.0/10

Pezzella: Did well against Rabiot in the early stages. Excellent block to deny McKennie 6.0/10

Maleh: 4.5/10

Marin: 5.0/10

Fazzini: Had a half-chance with an overhead that he might have done better on. Bright. 5.5/10

Baldanzi: Another bright display from the youngster, always looking for the ball, lively. 5.5/10

Cambiaghi: Kept getting into the wide positions to fire in crosses that tested Juve at times. 6.5/10

Caputo: Had a tough night trying to lead the line by himself. 5.5/10



Grassi: 5.0/10

Cancellieri: 5.0/10

Destro: N/A

Kovalenko: N/A


Perin: Barely a save to make. 6.0/10

Gatti: Came in for Sandro and made a telling contribution winning the penalty. Reliable. 6.0/10

Bremer: A few wayward clearances, but overall, he was solid again. 6.0/10

Danilo: In the right place at the right time to open the scoring from close range. Led the back line very well. 7.0/10

McKennie: Put in a decent shift on the right flank, tracking back well and offering some attacking threat. 6.0/10

Miretti: Played some really smart passes at times, including one to release Chiesa. 6.0/10

Locatelli: Picked up an early booking when he looked to have gotten the ball. Trod a fine line thereafter. 6.0/10

Rabiot: Broke well in a 4 v 4 and dwelled too long on the ball. Solid at both ends thereafter without being spectacular. 6.0/10

Kostic: Back in the starting XI – did well on some counters, just lacking the final ball. 6.0/10

Vlahovic: Forced a good save from Berisha in the first few minutes before firing a flicked header just wide. Hit a half-shot early that went just wide of the far post. Looked certain to convert from the spot…..but denied by a great stop. Played in Pogba for a decent effort. A frustrating night, but he was in the right positions. 6.0/10

Chiesa: Played in some decent balls to Vlahovic – Had a decent half chance that he probably should have done better with. Made a brilliant run across the pitch and score that second goal. Showed real determination. 7.5/10



Pogba: Had the ball in the net with a lovely finish….but for a tight offside call. 6.0/10

Cambiaso: Instant injection of pace, had a good shot on goal that Berisha had to claim. 6.0/10

Milik: Great 1-2 with Chiesa for the second goal and should have scored a third to seal it. 6.5/10

Weah: N/A

Kean: Came very close to adding a third. 5.5/10


Serie A obsessive.