Chiellini: We have men to replace Krasic
The Serbia winger was slapped with a two-match suspension by the Italian football league for simulation during Sunday's goalless draw at Bologna. Krasic won Juve a controversial penalty, however, TV replay determined he had used a dive to earn the spot-kick.
"There has been a lot of talk about this issue but Milos is truly a great guy," said Chiellini. "Will we miss him? The strength of the top clubs is to overcome the absence of players. I believe whoever replaces him will do a great job."
Krasic is Juve's joint top scorer alongside Fabio Quagliarella with three goals apiece. Juve coach Luigi Del Neri will be hoping captain Alessandro Del Piero makes history at the San Siro on Saturday. Del Piero is one goal shy of becoming Juve's all-time Serie A scorer.
Juve will face a stern test against second-placed AC Milan, who are two points behind league leaders Lazio and riding a four-match winning streak. Red-hot Lazio, meanwhile, travel to La Favorita to meet Palermo.
Edy Reja's Roman team have not lost in Serie A since 29 August but have a challenge on their hands on Sunday. Lazio have claimed just one point in their last three visits to the Stadio Renzo Barbera.
Third-placed Inter take on Genoa at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Friday hoping to spark their campaign into life. The Nerazzurri have won just one of their last four league games and are two points adrift of city rivals AC Milan.
Roma coach Claudio Ranieri will be under pressure to take a victory at home to Lecce. Ranieri is feeling the heat with last season's runners-up having mustered just two wins in eight league games. A victory would be a big morale boost for the Romans in view of next weekend's city derby at Lazio.
Fiorentina welcome back Adrian Mutu when they travel to Sicily to take on Catania. Mutu has served a nine-month ban after a positive drug test. There was speculation that the Romanian striker could be punished by his club after being involved in a fight with a bartender in Florence last week but the Viola did not take action, at least publicly.
Two teams heading in different directions will square off at the Stadio San Nicola on Sunday when Bari host Udinese. Udinese have bounced back from a dismal start to the season with three straight wins while Bari have dropped to the relegation zone after conceding their third straight loss in last weekend's 2-1 defeat at Fiorentina.
Napoli will fancy their chances of claiming at least a point at Brescia with Walter Mazzarri's men unbeaten on their travels so far. Sampdoria and Bologna seek their first victories on the road this season when they take on Cesena and Cagliari, respectively. Rock-bottom Parma entertain high-fliers Chievo desperate to record their first win since 29 August.