“Marchisio will come in for Khedira (suspension), but it won’t change anything about the way we play. Sami is more physical so what we will be losing in muscle, we will be gaining in agility and movement from Claudio.
"He’s in top shape at the moment and has come on brilliantly in the past month; his return will give us a real boost from now until the end of the season.
“Higuain? We brought him to Juventus to take our attack to the next level and that is exactly what he is doing. He has scored so many important goals already this season but his contribution goes beyond that; his work for the team recently has been spot on.
“Like all of my players, he is having a brilliant campaign."
UCL AND SERIE A: THE FINAL PUSH
“Extending our lead over Roma in Serie A was an added bonus but overall it changes little: once we return from Monte Carlo it’s straight into the Derby della Mole, another very important fixture.
“What mustn’t happen is a repeat of our first-half showing in Bergamo against Atalanta where we were too ponderous and way off the pace. Monaco are very, very dangerous and will punish the same mistakes.