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Juve have a large squad, but there is a clearly favoured starting XI—plus Claudio Marchisio—and then a drop off in terms of both ability and functionality. Such continuity can be a plus, but if Conte wants to win a historic fourth Scudetto in a row and be competitive in Europe, he'll need to rotate more.
For that to happen, the manager will need a squad that he trusts and one that can guarantee a high-standard, even if some of the first XI regulars aren't available.
Last season, Sebastian Giovinco, Mirko Vucinic and Fabio Quagliarella managed just 13 starts between them, more often than not joining the disappointing Dani Osvaldo on the bench. All four forwards combined bagged fewer goals than Paul Pogba from midfield.
None of them are bad players, but if they don't work for Conte then having four high-profile—and expensive—forwards perpetually on the sidelines is no good to anyone.
Southampton's Osvaldo won't be back on loan, and Vucinic has already completed a move to Al Jazira. There'll be no shortage of suitors should Giovinco decide to move on, and according to the Gazzetta dello Sport Torino are close to a move for Quagliarella.
Whoever they bring in to replace the departures need to challenge Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente. They also need to feature regularly as starters if they're to be called a success. Conte will stick to his favoured XI as much as possible, and he's right to. But when he's forced to change, those changes need to be a lot more effective.