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Juve changed both wing-backs against Chievo and, while both Federico Peluso and Mauricio Isla can step in and do an adequate job, neither possesses enough pace to replace Kwadwo Asamoah's contribution to the side.
The Ghanaian might not have much finesse or a reliable end product like Stephan Lichtsteiner on the opposite flank.
But the former Udinese player has that extra burst of pace that is lacking when he is not in the side.
Asamoah's speed pushes the opposition back and allows more space for the midfield to operate.
If the opposition look to push the space, there is always the ability from each centre-midfielder to release the 24-year-old with a pass in behind the opposition's full-back.
Paolo De Ceglie is not quite as explosive, but he would have offered that drive that Peluso does not offer.
Peluso is too defensive to operate as the wing-back and not solid enough to slot into the back three, which leaves a question mark as to what role the former Atalanta player is adept at carrying out in this Juventus system.
Conte will hope to find Simone Pepe fully fit in the coming weeks after a long period on the side lines, as the 30-year-old offers something similar to Asamoah in his ability to run directly at the opposition.
While Asamoah is not indispensable, his qualities in the system should be, and Conte needs to plug this gap that appeared in the side on Wednesday with better options in the squad.