Vinovo was spared the snow that fell overnight in Turin, but it was nonetheless a very frosty day that welcomed the Bianconeri onto the training pitch at Juventus Center this morning.
The group was back to a full complement for the first time since the international break, though, with the return of Martin Caceres marking the point at which attentions now turn unanimously to Serie A.
With the clash at Livorno just two days away, Antonio Conte gave his men a briefing on the tactical plans he has hatched to try and get the better of opposite number Davide Nicola’s side in Tuscany.
Playing with the same 3-5-2 formation that Conte favours, Livorno focus the majority of their efforts down the wings, and in particular the right-hand side. They have created 71% of their 13 goals from that flank, a figure 40% higher than the league average.
The Juve manager will also undoubtedly have taken note that the Amaranto are unbeaten after having gone in front, but have conceded more goals in the first 15 minutes than any other Serie A side.
Sebastian Giovinco today underwent a separate personalised workout, having reported persistent discomfort due to a swollen bone in his left foot. His condition will continue to be monitored on a daily basis.
Tomorrow, the squad's workout will once again be in the morning. Beforehand, at 10.15 CET, Conte will hold his pre-match press conference at the Media Center in the club's Vinovo training complex.