On Tuesday, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) officially unveiled the final four players for the Juventus Football Club.
The quartet are Alessandro Florenzi, Leonardo Bonucci, Alessandro Padoin and Giorgio Chiellini.
Florenisi is the man with the best chance of securing the starting spot, but is likely to be replaced by Gianluca Vialli, who has shown himself to be an outstanding striker in Serie A.
The other two are expected to be named by the FIGC in due course.
Florencio Padoini has a great chance of getting the nod over Giorgi Chielli, the team’s most prolific scorer and most consistent performer.
The 24-year-old scored a goal and set up two assists in Serie B this season.
His performances in the UEFA Champions league have been particularly impressive, with his team-mate Alessandro Diamanti and Gianlucio Tacconi also proving their worth.
Padoini’s first season in Italy was a breakout campaign, scoring 19 goals in 34 matches, with the only red card of his season to come in the last 16 of the Europa League.
In a career that has seen him play for many clubs and be linked to Manchester United, Juventus and Real Madrid, Padoi is the type of player the Juventus supporters will be looking forward to seeing on the pitch for the first time.
Chielli is a player that has not been able to get consistent minutes in his two years in Serie D, but has shown flashes of quality.
The 20-year‑old is the second youngest player in the FIGCs top 20, but his potential has been recognised by Juventus fans.
He scored a brace in the Europa league against Vitesse Arnhem and was the second-best player on the field for the side in the final stages of the tournament.
Chiesa is also a player with a long and illustrious international career to his name, and will have a huge amount of potential to showcase this season if he can stay fit.
The midfielder has scored 12 goals in 33 appearances for Italy since joining the Serie A side in 2012, and the fact that he has made a consistent effort to stay fit for his age has been impressive for Juventus fans, who will be hoping that the youngster can continue his good form in 2018-2019.
The next three Juventus players are likely to have the best chances of making the starting eleven, and they all have proven to be very impressive in the competition.
The Juventus midfield is also likely to feature several of the players who have impressed in the first part of the campaign, with Gianluchini, Pogba and Pado in particular making an appearance.
Gianludiano Sarri is set to make his return to the Juventus squad for the second half of the season, after his loan spell at Sassuolo ended in July.
Sarri was the club’s most reliable midfielder last season, and was also the first to earn a start against Sassuola.
The 22-year–old has scored three goals in his last six appearances in Serie C.