Following the resumption of footballing action for Di Biagio’s Azzurrini, it is essential that we should now once again highlight the best weekly performances put in by the the most promising young Italian prospects across the country.
Starting off, it is impossible to ignore the continued emergence of Federico Chiesa, who could well be the new creative lynchpin of Stefano Pioli’s Fiorentina side. With considerable promise and undeniable talent, the crafty playmaker put in a sterling performance against Hellas Verona on Sunday, as he helped his side secure a much-needed 5-0 win. Oozing with confidence, Chiesa was authoritative and inspirational all across the pitch, demonstrating that he does have the maturity to make it as a top class player.
In coincidence with the inauguration of their new home, Cagliari picked up a solid win against Crotone at the weekend and among their main protagonists was without doubt Nicolò Barella. A wolfish presence within Rastelli’s side, he shown fight and persistence in the middle and also encouraged his team push further up the pitch. Sunday proved that he is now ready to establish himself as a complete Serie A player. While sticking with the theme of midfield talent, we must also mention Stefano Sensi. Retaining his role within the Sassuolo midfield, he put in a great performance despite the Neroverdi’s narrow defeat to Atalanta in Bergamo. Not only did he score the opening goal of the game before the home side’s 2-1 comeback, but he also dictated play for his side and controlled their possession.