The Christmas break is finally over, and regular service resumes in the top leagues across Europe including, of course, Serie A. Here are the five things to watch out for in the second half of this thrilling season. Roma must make the right moves this January The Giallorossi have been very shaky at the back, so defensive cover will be needed before the end of this month. The likes of Sead Kolasinac, Alvaro Arbeloa and Mathieu Debuchy have been linked with moves to the capital as Ashley Cole and Torosidis look to leave the club. Juan Jesus is also another potential target this winter, but a deal for the Brazilian looks unlikely at the moment. Last year Roma made some decisive mistakes in the transfer window and they must get it right this winter. Juan Iturbe, who will go down as one of the costliest blunders in Roma’s history, has already been offloaded, while Seydou Doumbia has returned after his […]

The Serie A season so far had no shortage of twists and turns, thrills and spills as the resurgence of Inter Milan, Napoli and Fiorentina have coincided with a stuttering start for defending champions Juventus.   There have been four different leaders since the start of the season and all of them are realistic contenders for the Scudetto. Remarkably Juventus are yet to reach the summit although they have bounced back strongly after a horrible start. With teams like Empoli, Torino and Sassuolo playing attractive football while traditional giants like Roma and AC Milan struggle in patches, the contest in the peninsula has captured the imagination so far. Inter Milan have made their best start since 1966, Fiorentina were at the top of the table for the first time since 1999, Napoli did the same for the first time in quarter of a century, and that has made the title race fascinatingly unpredictable. With some bigger names failing to make […]

The Argentine has enjoyed a stunning run of form this year, scoring decisive goals against most of the teams that have come before Napoli. Napoli are currently sitting alone at the top of the Serie A table for the first time after almost 25 years. They won the title that year thanks to 16 goals from Diego Maradona. All signs point to Higuain making a similar impact this season as the former Real Madrid man has looked irresistible in front of goal leading Napoli’s Scudetto challenge. The biggest match in Serie A so far was decided by Higuain on Monday night as has been the case for the majority of the games this season. Higuain scored his first league goal against Juventus since his move from Spain this year as Napoli claimed a significant win over the defending champions. Another top of the table clash against Fiorentina was decided by El Pipita as he pounced on a mistake of Josip […]