It has become somewhat of a formality for Juventus to lift the Serie A trophy at the end of each season and 2019/20's triumph was the club's ninth league title in a row. However, despite a successful domestic campaign, Maurizio Sarri was forced out of the club and replaced by Andrea Pirlo, and this could end up being the turning point for a tide which has demolished all of Italy the past decade.
Juventus are still the powerhouse in Serie A, of course, but with players such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Giorgino Chiellini ageing, whilst replacements for the likes of Gonzalo Higuain, Paul Pogba and Andrea Pirlo have not lived up to the billing.
At the same time, ex-Juventus boss, Antonio Conte has managed to build a seriously impressive squad in just two seasons over at Inter Milan. The Nerazzurri have slowly but surely clawed their way back into contention for the Serie A, having struggled outside the top four for a number of seasons.
Last year’s campaign saw them register their highest finish since 2010/11, as well as reaching the Europa League final, where they narrowly lost to Sevilla. Having tactically bolstered the squad once again this window with signings such as Aleksandar Kolarov, Matteo Darmian, Arturo Vidal and Achraf Hakimi, the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Romelu Lukaku, Lautaro Martinez and Christian Eriksen will only improve a squad deep with goals, creativity and defensive stability.
Conte won three titles back-to-back with Juventus, and the Italian has proven with both the Old Lady and Chelsea in the past decade that he is born winner. Now, with the return of Radja Nainggolan and Ivan Perisic, whilst keeping hold of players like Milan Skriniar, Conte has finally built a team strong enough to compete with Juventus.
Inter are priced at 2/1 to win Serie A, whilst the champions are at their highest price of 5/4 to win the league in a number of years, and as Lukaku aims for the top scorer spot, we might finally see a change of power in Italy and return to the top for a modern great in Conte.