Team Stats

  • Highest Scorers: Napoli (40 goals)
  • Least Conceded: Juventus (14 goals)
  • Most Wins: Juventus (14)
  • Most Draws: Fiorentina (6)
  • Most Defeats: Crotone (12) (Palermo also have 12, but have played a game more)
  • Best Home Record: Roma  (27 points from 9 games)
  • Best Away Record: Juventus (15 points from 8 games)
  • Worst Home Record: Palermo  (1 point from 9 games)
  • Worst Away Record: Crotone  (1 point from 9 games)
  • Longest Unbeaten Run: Atalanta/Lazio (9 games)
  • Longest Winless Run: Pescara (16 games)
  • Biggest Win: Napoli (5-0 vs Cagliari)
  • Highest Scoring Game: 5-3 (Napoli vs Torino, Cagliari vs Fiorentina)

Player Stats

  • Top Scorer – Mauro Icardi (Inter Milan, 14 goals)
  • Most Assists – Felipe Anderson, José Callejón and Marek Hamšik (Lazio, Napoli x2 – 7 assists each)
  • Most Yellow Cards – Giuseppe Bellusci and Nenad Tomovic (Empoli/Fiorentina, 8 yellow cards each)
  • Most Red Cards – Daniele Gastaldello and Gabriel Paletta (Bologna/AC Milan, 2 red cards each)
  • Most Tackles per game – Sven Kums (Udinese, 3.8 tackles a game)
  • Most Saves – Alex Cordaz (Crotone, 71 saves)

Managerial Changes:

Palermo: Davide Ballardini -> Roberto de Zerbi -> Eugenio Corini

Palermo keep on going through managers, with another 2 sacked by the winter break. Ballardini was removed from his position after just 2 games of the season, without a win in either game. His replacement, Roberto de Zerbi, couldn’t fare much better as he only managed 1 win in the following 12 games before making way for Eugenio Corini, who has overseen a mini-revival by nearly doubling Palermo’s points tally in his 4 games in charge so far.

Udinese: Giuseppe Iachini -> Luigi Delneri

Udinese sacked Iachini after 7 games of the season – with the club in 16th place in the league. His replacement, Delneri, was appointed 2 days later and has overseen a good rise – losing only 3 more games in the league, and leading Udinese into the top half going into the winter break.

Inter Milan: Frank De Boer -> Stefano Pioli 

Frank de Boer was sacked as Inter boss following a severely underwhelming few months in charge, with Inter languishing in 12th place and pretty much out of the Europa League. Since his sacking, Inter have improved – winning 5 of their 7 league games since to rise up to 7th place..

Team Overviews:

AC Milan

Current Position: 5th (33 points – 10 wins)

Best Performance: AC Milan 1-0 Juventus

Worst Performance: Genoa 3-0 AC Milan

Top Scorer: Carlos Bacca (6 goals)

Most Assists: Suso (6 assists)

Atalanta

Current Position: 6th (32 points, 10 wins)

Best Performance: Atalanta 1-0 Napoli

Worst Performance: Cagliari 3-0 Atalanta

Top Scorer: Franck Kessié  (6 goals)

Most Assists: Alejandro Gomez (4 assists)

Bologna

Current Position: 15th (20 points, 5 wins)

Best Performance: Lazio 1-1 Bologna

Worst Performance: Torino 5-1 Bologna

Top Scorer: Mattia Destro/Simone Verdi  (4 goals each)

Most Assists: Ladislav Krejči (3 assists)

Cagliari

Current Position: 14th (23 points, 7 wins)

Best Performance: Inter 1-2 Cagliari

Worst Performance: Cagliari 0-5 Napoli

Top Scorer: Marco Borriello (7 goals)

Most Assists: Davide de Gennaro (5 assists)

Chievo

Current Position: 11th (25 points, 7 wins)

Best Performance: Chievo 2-0 Inter

Worst Performance: Crotone 2-0 Chievo

Top Scorer: Valter Birsa (4 goals)

Most Assists: Valter Birsa/Lucas Castro (4 assists each)

Crotone

Current Position: 19th  (9 points, 2 wins)

Best Performance: Crotone 2-0 Chievo

Worst Performance: Roma 4-0 Crotone

Top Scorer: Diego Falcinelli (5 goals)

Most Assists: Marcus Rohden/Diego Falcinelli (2 assists each)

Empoli

Current Position: 17th (14 points, 3 wins)

Best Performance: Pescara 0-4 Empoli

Worst Performance: Empoli 0-4 Fiorentina

Top Scorer: Levan Mchedlidze (3 goals)

Most Assists: Manuel Pasqual/Guido Marilungo (2 assists each)

Fiorentina

Current Position: 9th (27 points, 7 wins)

Best Performance: Cagliari 3-5 Fiorentina

Worst Performance: Inter 4-2 Fiorentina

Top Scorer: Federico Bernardeschi (9 goals)

Most Assists: Josip Iličić (4 assists)

Genoa

Current Position: 12th (23 points, 6 wins)

Best Performance: Genoa 3-1 Juventus

Worst Performance: Genoa 1-1 Pescara

Top Scorer: Giovanni Simeone (6 goals)

Most Assists: Miguel Veloso (3 assists)

Inter

Current Position: 7th (30 points, 9 wins)

Best Performance: Inter 2-1 Juventus

Worst Performance: Napoli 3-0 Inter

Top Scorer: Mauro Icardi (14 goals)

Most Assists: Mauro Icardi  (5 assists)

Juventus

Current Position: 1st  (42 points, 14 wins)

Best Performance: Juventus 2-1 Napoli

Worst Performance: Genoa 3-1 Juventus

Top Scorer: Gonzalo Higuain (10 goals)

Most Assists: Miralem Pjanić (4 assists)

Lazio

Current Position: 4th (34 points, 10 wins)

Best Performance: Lazio 3-1 Fiorentina

Worst Performance: Inter 3-0 Lazio

Top Scorer: Ciro Immobile (9 goals)

Most Assists: Felipe Anderson (7 assists)

Napoli

Current Position: 3rd (35 points, 10 wins)

Best Performance: Napoli 5-3 Torino

Worst Performance: Pescara 2-2 Napoli

Top Scorer: Dries Mertens (11 goals)

Most Assists: Marek Hamšik/José Callejón (7 assists each)

Palermo

Current Position: 18th (10 points, 2 wins)

Best Performance: Genoa 3-4 Palermo

Worst Performance: Palermo 1-4 Torino

Top Scorer: Ilija Nesterovski (7 goals)

Most Assists: Alessandro Diamanti (4 assists)

Pescara

Current Position: 20th (9 points, 1 win)

Best Performance: Pescara 2-2 Napoli

Worst Performance: Pescara 0-4 Empoli

Top Scorer: Gianluca Caprari (3 goals)

Most Assists: Francesco Zampano (4 assists)

Roma

Current Position: 2nd (38 points, 12 wins)

Best Performance: Lazio 0-2 Roma

Worst Performance: Empoli 0-0 Roma

Top Scorer: Edin Dzeko (13 goals)

Most Assists: Diego Perotti/Mohamed Salah (4 assists)

Sampdoria

Current Position: 13th (23 points, 6 wins)

Best Performance: Sampdoria 1-0 Inter

Worst Performance: Crotone 1-1 Sampdoria

Top Scorer: Luis Muriel (6 goals)

Most Assists: Karol Linetty/Vasco Regini (3 assists each)

Sassuolo

Current Position: 16th (17 points, 5 wins)

Best Performance: Napoli 1-1 Sassuolo

Worst Performance: Sassuolo 0-3 Atalanta

Top Scorer: Gregoire Defrel (6 goals)

Most Assists: Lorenzo Pellegrini (3 assists)

Torino

Current Position: 8th (28 points, 8 wins)

Best Performance: Torino 5-1 Bologna

Worst Performance: Torino 0-0 Empoli

Top Scorer: Andrea Belotti (13 goals)

Most Assists: Adem Ljajić/Lorenzo de Silvestri (4 assists each)

Udinese

Current Position: 10th (25 points, 7 wins)

Best Performance: AC Milan 0-1 Udinese

Worst Performance: Roma 4-0 Udinese

Top Scorer: Cyril Théréau (8 goals)

Most Assists: Silvan Widmer  (4 assists)

Our Serie A Team of the Season (So far)

GK: Gianluigi Donnarumma (AC Milan)

The wonderkid goalkeeper has been central to Milan’s improved showings this season, keeping 6 clean sheets and making numerous impressive saves to keep Milan in games. All of this form culminated in him saving the final penalty in the shootout for the Supercoppa Italiana against Juve, to win the trophy for Milan.

LB: Alex Sandro  (Juventus)

The Brazilian fullback has taken over from Patrice Evra as the first choice left back for Juve this season. He’s slotted into the team well, and is the only one of Juventus’ full backs to register league assists so far this season.

CB: Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli)

Chelsea fans may have been concerned that Conte was willing to spend £60m on him, but based on his performances this season that would have been a bargin! Koulibaly has been a mainstay in one of the stingiest defences in Serie A, and has the best stats in the Napoli defence.

CB: Federico Fazio (Roma)

Spurs fans will be surprised to see Fazio in this team, but with a settled place in the Roma side he has started to once again show that he is a fine defender. With the players in front of him on the pitch, Fazio has quietly gone about his business and made sure he is first choice in a very competitive area of the Roma side.

RB: Bruno Peres (Roma)

With Florenzi out injured for a while, Peres has taken his opportunity to excel as the regular RB for Roma. A typical Brazilian fullback, he is more adept at getting forward than at defending, and provides more crosses per game than tackles! That said, he hasn’t really been caught out too much defensively, and has been able to supply 2 assists so far.

CM: Radja Nainggolan (Roma)

The third and final Roma player in this team is the most attacking of the three – indeed he has been pushed further forward at times this season, resulting in 3 goals so far. Never afraid to take a shot on, Nainggolan appears to be on Chelsea’s radar thanks to a solid season so far

CM: Miralem Pjanić (Juventus)

One of the major transfers made by Juventus this summer, Pjanić has slotted perfectly into midfield for the champions – as well as restoring the excellent set piece delivery they had when Pirlo played for them. With Juventus’ strikers not yet in good form (with the exception of Higuain), Pjanić has had to step in with his fair share of goals.

CM: Marcelo Brozović (Inter)

One of the few players still in the Inter Milan first team since their takeover by the Chinese consortium, Brozović has excelled in an Inter side yet to hit top form. An all action midfielder, Brozović has made the most tackles per game of any Inter midfielder, without sacrificing his attacking threat.

LW: Dries Mertens (Napoli)

Formerly a rotation option for Napoli, Mertens has recently been thrust into the first team due to the sale of Higuain and the injury to his replacement Milik. He has delivered, and then some, with back-to-back hattricks in his two most recent games taking him to 11 league goals this season. Such a meteoric rise has taken even the Napoli fans by surprise!

ST: Andrea Belotti (Torino)

The joint second top scorer in Serie A, Belotti may not be the biggest name on this list but that hasn’t stopped some of Europe’s biggest clubs from monitoring his situation during his best goalscoring season to date. Still quite young, a lot of responsibility is on Belotti’s shoulders as he tries to carry Torino into European football. With a hefty release clause (rumoured to be about €83m) in his new contract, Belotti is one of Europe’s deadliest marksmen this season.

RW: Felipe Anderson (Lazio)

Felipe Anderson has so far been the best right sided attacker in Serie A, and key to Lazio’s push for Europe this season. With his directness, he has been a major thorn in opponent’s sides – although he could improve on his finishing, with only 2 goals so far. However, he has managed 7 assists, which is enough to see him joint top of the assists chart.

Rest of season predictions

  • Winners: Juventus
  • Top 3 (Champions League qualification places): Juventus, Roma and Napoli
  • Europa League qualifiers (through league): AC Milan and Torino
  • Relegated: Pescara, Crotone and Empoli
  • Top Scorer: Gonzalo Higuain
  • Most Assists: Felipe Anderson