It’s gameweek 7 in Italy, and the top teams in the league are starting to pull away from the pack of mediocrity. However, with three teams still unbeaten in the league, the title race is still wide open. Roma, Napoli, and Juventus have all had great starts to the season, and look to be the main competitors for the title. In the wings, Inter Milan and Fiorentina have stumbled along, and occupy the remaining European competition spots. Milan doesn’t seem to have organised their team correctly and are wallowing in 10th place, but don’t exclude them yet as they still have plenty of talent in their team to make a late push, as seen last season. Let’s see how our current front 3 fare against each other in their bids to attain glory.
Roma continued their perfect start to the season with a 3-0 win away at the San Siro, with Totti scoring 2 goals as he closes in on the all-time Serie A top scorer record. I lupi is now sitting at the top of the table with only one goal conceded across 7 games. They look to be very strong this season despite losing star man Erik Lamela and going through a managerial change. Rudi Garcia seems to have built his team around Totti and made wise additions in the form of Gervinho, Ljajic, Benatia, and Strootman, who have all performed outstandingly over the past few weeks. Look out for them to make a push for the title, perhaps as a great parting gift for their timeless captain.
Napoli may have lost 2 of their original attacking trident in two years, but have replaced both Lavezzi and Edinson Cavani with the more than able Lorenzo Insigne and Gonzalo Higuain. Hamsik is still the creative hub of the team, and remains in my eyes one of the most criminally underrated attacking midfielders in the world. Rafa Benitez is determined to prove himself in Italy after his torrid time at Inter, and has formulated a team that has one of the most free-flowing attacks in Europe. Expect the team to put up a real fight to win their first title since 1990.
Two-time consecutive winner Juventus has held somewhat of a monopoly over the Scudetto the past two seasons, and have once again began the season in imperious form. With Carlos Tevez seemingly up to the challenge to become a constant supply of goals for the Turin side, the team appears to have fixed their main problem of the past two seasons. Paul Pogba is forcing his way past Marchisio into the midfield, proving himself to be one of the very best talents in world football, and giving Conte a headache as to which midfield trio he should play. Perhaps the most balanced side in all of Europe, expect Juventus to not only fight and claw their way back to the league title, but also make waves in the Champions League.
The title race is far from over, but the main contenders are quickly differentiating themselves from the batch and pulling forward in majestic fashion. This year, Serie A looks like a very well-balanced league that any football fan should pay attention to, as the title race heats up and promises to deliver some of the best football around. Thanks for reading!