A look at Serie A pacesetters Chievo for game on Saturday 12 September 2015

Saturday’s opponents Chievo head to Juventus Stadium with a 100 per cent record after a perfect start to their season



Founded in 1929, making their Serie A bow in 2001, Chievo have emerged in the last 15 years as a reliable figure in Italian football, appearing in 12 of the last 14 editions of the competition since their historic promotion from Serie B in 2000/01.

Gialloblu fans will no doubt be hoping that their team’s impressive start to the campaign, winning both of their opening fixtures, can emulate the performances of the celebrated  side of the early noughties.

The Verona based outfit burst onto the top-flight scene with real intent. During a memorable five-year spell at the turn of the century, Chievo finished in the top seven on three occasions between 2001/02 and 2005/06, twice narrowly missing out on Champions League football.

Serge Pellissier’s goals fired Chievo to the edge of Europe. Still at the club, he holds the Gialloblu’s appearance record (422)