Serie A leaders Juventus will try to extend their run of home wins on Sunday after a turbulent week which featured a defeat away to Fiorentina and a backlash over a new club emblem. The Turin side have won their last 26 home league games in Serie A but fourth-placed visitors Lazio have the potential to put that record to the test on Sunday. Juve remain one point clear of Roma at the top of Serie A with a game in hand and still on course for a sixth successive title but recent events have hinted that their domestic stranglehold is being loosened.
While Antonio Conte took his first training session with Chelsea there was an important figure missing. Massimo Carrera — a trusted lieutenant — had served Conte well during spells with Juventus and Italy, and was considered by many to be a key member of his backroom team. When Conte was absent from the touchline at Juventus due to a ban for failing to report attempted match fixing, it was Carrera that took control.
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Juventus' new logo is being criticized on social media. The stark badge featuring a J in white and black in the shape of a shield contrasts sharply with the old badge, an oval crest in traditional white and black stripes with a charging bull. Club president Andrea Agnelli says, "This new logo is a symbol of the Juventus way of living." Parodies online have likened the logo to a Chinese letter and a street sign. Retired tennis player Robin Soderling playfully acknowledged the logo is similar to his own brand. The logo was presented in Milan late Monday. "I saw the future of music in the 1970s. Now, Juventus have seen the future of football," electronic dance music great Giorgio