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Some of the heroes behind Napoli's wonderful performances

Baivab Kumar
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310   //    31 Jan 2018, 00:57 IST

SSC Napoli v Bologna FC - Serie A
Napoli sit at the top of the Serie A table

It's not really a surprise that Juventus have been Serie A champions six times in a row. With the squad depth, quality, and mentality they possess, it only makes sense that other clubs in the league still have a lot to improve in order to pose a threat to the dominance of The Old Lady.

That was the case until this season. Napoli is currently at the top of the Serie A table and even though the sides differ by just one point, Juventus seems to have lost some of its charm with unexpected losses against Sampdoria and Lazio.

Napoli has made good use of this and kept their composure at the top, having been up there for quite some time now.

Considering the form of the players, it would leave a bitter taste for the club to slip up and allow Juventus a record seventh consecutive league title.

With both Milan teams down the pecking order when it comes to title contenders for a few years, the Rome teams: AS Roma, and Lazio alongside Napoli have been tasked with keeping La Vecchia Signora honest.

The Paternopei has suffered just a single defeat in the league this season, against Juventus, of course.

In spite of that loss, Maurizio Sarri's men have held their nerve and not allowed any further mistakes. A talented squad, the team chemistry has been fantastic this year and so has been the coach's involvement with improved tactics. Still, there are some players with standout performances.

#1 Lorenzo Insigne

SSC Napoli v Bologna FC - Serie A
Lorenzo Insigne in action against Bologna FC

The prolific Italian winger has been in sublime form this season. Young, gifted, and packed with energy, Insigne has been amazing on the flanks, always terrorizing the full-backs, thereby leaving ample space for Dries Mertens to exploit. Having hit the net 5 times and setting up 6 more goals this season, Lorenzo Insigne has been a vital player for Napoli so far.

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