The new Serie A season is in full swing and after seven matches there are already some surprises, disappointing sides and teams that have already changed managers. Naples as well as Atalanta started very well though Inter Milan as well as juventus perhaps the most disappointing side among the top teams. AS José Mourinho Roma improve their performance and Udinese are the most surprising since beating Roma and Inter at home in the first seven games. Let’s head to Italy to find out where all twenty Serie A teams are in our Serie A strength rankings:
Teams participating in the Scudetto race this season.
one. Milan (-)
Despite losing their last home game against Napoli, Milan are still in the best position to win the Scudetto again this year after reaching the goal last season for the first time in eleven years. However, it will be interesting to see the effects of some of the injuries in the coming weeks. In fact, goalkeeper Mike Menian and key player Theo Hernandez will miss at least the next two matches, and Sandro Tonali should be back this weekend. The Rossoneri managed to win four games and draw two games in their first seven matches, including winning the Derby della Madonnina against Inter Milan.
2. Napoli (+3)
So far the best side. In addition to winning the key match against AC Milan at the San Siro, Luciano Spalletti’s side shows week after week that they made the right changes this summer. Khvicha Kvaratskhelia is a new Serie A star who has already scored four goals in his first seven matches and also provided two assists. All beginners show good results, including forwards. Giacomo Raspadori and Giovanni Simeone, who hide the injury well Victor Osimhen.
3. Inter Milan (-)
A very disappointing start to the new season for Simone Inzaghi’s side who now have to deal with a key player. Marcelo Brozovic missing for at least three weeks due to injury. The Nerazzurri got off to a poor start, scoring just four victories, losing LazioMilan and Udinese, finally. Romelu Lukaku was injured in most matches, but this is not enough to explain the current problems. In defense, Inter was very bad and conceded eleven goals already. Only four teams have conceded more. (Verona, Monza, Cremonese as well as Sampdoria).
Outside looking in
Clubs that are fighting to play in Europe next season.
4. Juventus (-2)
Speaking of disappointing teams, Massimiliano Allegri’s Juventus only had two wins in their first seven matches, including a loss to Monza for their first win in Serie A. Allegri’s position is currently out of danger, but he won’t have much time to keep his job if his performances don’t improve in the coming weeks leading up to the 2022 World Championships. Given the injuries of key players such as Paul Pogba and Federico ChiesaJuventus have shown some lack of quality in midfield and fans are now very disappointed, especially as the Bianconeri lost their first two matches at home against Paris Saint-Germain and Benfica in the UEFA Champions League. Next month will be key for the entire season.
5. Roma (-1)
José Mourinho started the same way he ended last season. In addition to a generally positive start to the season with four wins in the first seven games, the impact Paulo Dybala was phenomenal. The former Juventus star has already scored three goals in six games, conceding the last one against Atalanta in a 0-1 loss. The Giallorossi are fully in the European race and will fight to the end for a place in the next UEFA Champions League if they continue like this.
6. Atalanta (+2)
There was some criticism around Atalanta at the start of the season after many summer changes and a cycle that seemed to be over. However, manager Gian Piero Gasperini was really good at changing the minds of people who criticized him and the Nerazzurri are currently at the top of the table along with Napoli with five wins and two draws. Rasmus Heilund, 19, is an emerging talent to watch as he scored his first Serie A goal against Monza and also provided one assist.
7. Lazio (-1)
Maurizio Sarri’s team got off to a good start and won four games, drew two and lost only one to Serie A leaders Napoli. Despite some defensive changes over the summer, it looks like Lazio have managed to create a new atmosphere within the team that could give the fans some hope. However, this team still has occasional setbacks, like in the match against Midtjylland in the UEFA Europa League group stage when they lost 5-1 and showed they still need to improve.
eight. Fiorentina (-one)
La Viola was one of the most unexpected teams last season, but this start to the new season hasn’t been as promising despite the investment made over the summer. It is likely that Vincenzo ItalianoNow the guys are suffering a little because of European competitions and because they were not used to playing every three days before. Fiorentina have only won two out of seven games and they need to improve their results as soon as possible.
Middle of the package
These teams will definitely stay in the league but have little chance of playing in European competition next season.
9. Udinese (+2)
Well, about surprises. Udinese have been impressive in their first seven matches as they beat Fiorentina, Roma and Inter Milan. New coach Andrea Sottil has been able to create a new atmosphere in the team and new talents are also showing their skills. Roster star, ex-Milan Gerard Deulofeplays much closer to the penalty area than before and has already provided five assists to his teammates.
ten. Turin (-)
Despite the loss of key players such as defender Gleison Bremer and former captain Andrea BelottiTorino under the leadership of Ivan Yurich continue to show constant progress. With three wins in their first seven games, most importantly, it looks like they can finally compete more against teams ahead of them in the table rather than those behind them.
eleven. Sassuolo (-2)
We could expect such a season from Sassuolo. Neroverdi only had two wins in his first seven, but also because key players such as Domenico Berardi and Traore Jr. were out of action with injuries. Some ups and downs, new signing Andrea Pinamonti so far has not had the expected impact on the team. On the other hand, the winning goal in the last match against Torino was scored by another newcomer, Agustín Alvarez, who showed real potential for the future.
12. Bologna (-)
One of two teams (along with Monza) that have already decided to fire their coach. After zero wins in the first five matches, the club decided to sack Sinisa Mihajlovic and appoint a former spices coach Thiago Motta. Meanwhile, interim manager Luca Vigiani won the only game against Fiorentina he coached, while Motta lost his first match against Fiorentina. Empoli. Despite a difficult start, the striker Marko Arnautovic is the league’s current top scorer with six goals in seven matches.
These teams are fighting and fighting to keep their place in Serie A next season.
13. Spice (+4)
Every year we probably underestimate the potential of this squad. Although they haven’t changed much over the summer, with the exception of a new manager with Luca Gotti replacing Thiago Motta, Spezia already have two wins in their first seven games, including a recent victory over Sampdoria that gave them a boost in the table. . .
14. Empoli (+1)
Paolo Zanetti’s team took their first win against Bologna on the last match day before the international break and are actually in pretty good shape despite the players who left the club in the summer. It will be interesting to see how they perform in the coming weeks, but it looks like they have a chance of avoiding relegation this year.
15. Hellas Verona (-2)
An unsettling start to the season for a team managed by Gabriele Cioffi who have lost some important players in the summer transfer window such as Simeone and Antonin Barak. Verona have only won once in seven matches (against Sampdoria) and have conceded 13 goals so far.
16. Salerno (-)
Davide Nicola’s team made an impression in the first seven games of the season. Apart from already scoring ten goals and only winning one so far, Salernitana have shown some qualities that are definitely promising for the rest of the campaign. Key Players Pasquale Mazzocchi and new signings Antonio Candreva and Boulaye Dia definitely showed quality.
17. Monza (-3)
The most disappointing side of those first seven games. There were many expectations from the team of former Milan President Silvio Berlusconi, but they only managed one point (against Lecce) in the top six. Immediately after this draw, the club decided to sack coach Giovanni Stroppa and promoted the Monza coach to 23 and former Genoa player Raffaele Palladino. Despite the skepticism surrounding the lack of experience, Palladino beat Juventus on his debut to claim the club’s first Serie A win in the club’s history.
18. Lecce (+1)
Despite some signings at the end of the summer, Lecce struggled in the early games of the season, but not as hard as we expected. In fact, Lecce lost the first game to Inter Milan, but only in the final seconds. After that, Lecce scored six points in seven matches, including the first victory over Salernitana. They need something more to stay in the league next season, but they have a chance.
19. Cremona (+1)
Massimiliano Alvini’s side had a very difficult schedule as they already played against Inter Milan, Lazio, Atalanta and Roma, but scored two points against Atalanta and Sassuolo. They are…