Like his counterpart in the other dugout, Torino head coach Davide Nicola prepares for his first Turin Derby in charge of his boyhood club this Saturday with a potential selection crisis affecting his defensive plans.
With wing-back Wilfried Singo and his centre-back colleagues Lyanco and Nicolas Nkoulou all expected to be missing from the Granata's matchday squad, Nicola will have fingers crossed that much-admired Brazilian defender Bremer will be passed fit to face Juventus.
In Torino's customary 3-5-2 setup, Armando Izzo could be joined by Ricardo Rodriguez or Alessandro Buongiorno in the back three, while Cristian Ansaldi - who has been suffering with a stomach bug - and Mergim Vojvoda will go head-to-head to replace Singo, who sustained a thigh injury in training earlier this week.
Despite an apparent conflict of interests, on-loan Rolando Mandragora returns from Italy duty to start at the heart of the Granata midfield against his parent club.
Having made an impact since recovering from COVID-19 - which he contracted shortly after signing in the winter transfer window - Antonio Sanabria is set to partner Azzurri striker Andrea Belotti in the front two, though the experienced Simone Zaza is another option to feature against his former team.
Torino possible starting lineup:
Sirigu; Izzo, Bremer, Buongiorno; Vojvoda, Linetty, Mandragora, Rincon, Murru; Sanabria, Belotti
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