GOING UP / DOWN
Koulibaly deserves to be mentioned alongside the likes of Leonardo Bonucci, Thiago Silva and Sergio Ramos as the best defenders in the world.
The Partenopei general was a colossus against Paris Saint-Germain as Napoli held the French champions 1-1 on Champions League matchday four, and his perfect tackle to stop Kylian Mbappe bursting away through on goal was the talk of social media post-match.
Paulo Dybala, somewhat surprisingly, only struck once in November and with Cristiano Ronaldo and Mario Mandzukic permanent fixtures in the Juventus line-up, the diminutive forward must improve his numbers dramatically to ensure he – and not Douglas Costa – is claiming the final berth in attack.
How Ronaldo’s arrival was going to impact Dybala was a question asked almost as soon as the blockbuster transfer was confirmed, and the answer so far is firmly in the negative, with only two Serie A goals in the first three months of the season.