Reaching the semi-finals of last season's Europa League, picking up the second highest number of points across the calendar year (72), finding the net more often than any other Serie A side this term (30). These are just three reasons why Fiorentina will pose an intriguing test to the Bianconeri on Sunday evening at Juventus Stadium.
Undoubtedly a key component in the Viola’s impressive start to the campaign has been their record away from the Stadio Artemio Franchi that has yielded 13 points in the league, the joint-second best total, tied with Juve having played a game fewer, behind league leaders Inter (14).
Strikingly, Paulo Sousa’s men have achieved this by monopolising possession in the vast majority of their fixtures, claiming on average a 62.6 per cent stake of the ball, the highest in Italy’s top flight.
It will come as no surprise either then that the Viola have also completed the greatest proportion of their passes in Serie A (88 per cent).