You never know what’s going to happen when a band breaks up.
Juventus’ BBC of Leonardo Bonucci, Andrea Barzagli and Giorgio Chiellini were European defending’s answer to One Direction, just slightly more gnarled and snarling.
So when Bonucci left to join AC Milan in the summer there were plenty of fears over the cleanliness of Juventus’ sheets.
Throw in the fact that Gianluigi Buffon was turning 40 and it was all looking a bit grim for The Old Lady.
But we need’t have worried.
Nothing is for certain in life apart from death, taxes and a Juventus clean sheet.
Since losing 3-2 to Sampdoria on 19 November 2017 Juventus have kept 14 clean sheets in 15 games in all competitions.
That includes shut outs against Barcelona, Napoli, Inter Milan and Roma.
Arsenal fans will be interested to hear that Wojciech Szczesny, who couldn’t get a game in north London before joining Juve in 2017, has started nine of those 15 games.
Former Juve, Southampton and Barcelona defender Martin Caceres was the only player to find the back of the net during the run when he scored for Verona in a 3-1 defeat.
So how are they doing it?
Massimiliano Allegri has used a back four for most of the season to get around the loss of BBC.
Chiellini, Daniele Rugani, Medhi Benatia, Andrea Barzagli and Benedikt Howedes have all been used in the centre of defence.
Next up for Juve is Harry Kane and Spurs at the Allianz Stadium.
Fancy your chances, Harry?
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