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Carlo Ancelotti thinks Roma are the best team in Italy

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Carlo Ancelotti believes AS Roma are the Italian team with the most quality and they have an edge over their rivals in Serie A. However the Italian still admits this year's battle for the Scudetto is "very strange" and is still wide open.

"Roma are the side with the most quality and they can win the Scudetto," the 56-year-old told Corriere dello Sport.

"In attack they have Edin Dzeko, Mohamed Salah, Gervinho, Iago Falque, plus Francesco Totti. They also have strength and technique in the middle and the only weakness is the backline, where they have a few problems, especially when De Rossi has to play as a centre back." 

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Ancelotti also said that despite Juventus' struggles so far, he has no doubts that the Bianconeri will climb up the table, but he still refuses to point them as favourites for the title. 

"Juventus changed a great deal, as Andrea Pirlo, Carlos Tevez and Arturo Vidal are formidable players, fundamental for their style of play," He added. 

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"They were replaced by young players who need to settle in and none of them can replace Pirlo from one day to the next. Claudio Marchisio is the most natural fit in his role, but he has been injured and Allegri had to look for different solutions. If Juve find the consistency of the last few seasons, they will be in the Scudetto race right until the end,"

Ancelotti, who also gave his thoughts on the chances of the Milan teams:

"It's concerning that Milan and Inter have conceded so many goals, especially as they brought in players of a very high level like Miranda, Murillo, Kondogbia, Bacca and Adriano - all players that the biggest clubs in Europe wanted.

"If their defences don't improve, they won't be able to cope with the tempo of the other contenders, as Napoli and Fiorentina can also clinch the top spot. It is truly a very strange campaign – it is open and absolutely anything could happen," concluded the former Real Madrid coach.

There are several mouth-watering clashes in Serie A during the weekend in what already appears to be a very tight fight for the top spots.

Torino host AC Milan on Saturday and Napoli are playing against leaders Fiorentina at home on Sunday. The last game of the weekend is the Derby d'Italia, as champions Juventus travel to Guiseppe Meazza to play second-placed Inter in what is expected to be the icing on the cake of the 8th round of Serie A.

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