Serie A 2019-20: 5 reasons why serial winners Juventus' domestic dominance is set to continue
Juventus are the record 35-time Serie A champions and have won the last eight titles (record for the most number of consecutive titles).
One of 12 teams to have won the Serie A title since the league transitioned to its present (single round) format, Juventus have garnered a slew of league records.
The Bianconeri have the most goals (5037), most wins (1555), most consecutive wins (17), most consecutive home wins (33), most wins in a season (33), most home wins in a season (19), most points in a season (102) and longest unbeaten streak in a 20-league season (38 in 2011-12).
Juventus' legendary keeper Gianluigi Buffon holds the record for most clean sheets in Serie A (292) and most clean sheets in a season (21 in 2011-12 and 2015-16). Buffon is the only player to win 9 Serie A titles (all for Juventus).
Here are five reasons why the Bianconeri's eight-year Serie A reign is set to continue this season:
#1 Return of Gianluigi Buffon
Gianluigi Buffon is the only player to win 9 Serie-A titles and has the most clean sheets in Serie A history (292). During Juventus' eight-season title winning run, the Bianconeri had 163 clean sheets (out of a possible 304).
Excluding last season when Buffon played for PSG in France, Juventus tallied 147 clean sheets (out of a possible 266) in 7 seasons, with Buffon alone contributing 121. The Bianconeri registered more clean sheets than any other team in every season during this period and tallied an average of 21 clean sheets during this span.
Following Buffon's departure to PSG last season, Juventus' season clean sheet tally dropped to 16 (second best behind Napoli's 17) during the 2018-19 season as they stuttered to get over the line to seal a eighth straight title.
With the legendary keeper back in the Serie A for Juventus this season, the Bianconeri look good for another season of dominance in Serie A.