The Uruguayan gets the nod at right wing-back in a 3-5-2 formation, with Fabio Quagliarella and Mirko Vucinic starting up frontMartin Caceres has been given the nod to start for Juventus in their crucial Serie A trip to Palermo this evening, with Stephan Lichtsteiner left on the bench.
The Uruguayan has been chosen in preference to the normally first-choice Swiss, while Fabio Quagliarella and Mirko Vucinic will start up front, with Alessandro Matri only a substitute. Marcelo Estigarribia gets a rare place in the first XI, preferred to Paolo De Ceglie on the left.
Juventus know that a win will send them top after AC Milan's defeat to Fiorentina this afternoon, but they will come up against a Rosanero side led by striker Fabrizio Miccoli.
The clash kicks off at 18.30CET, with full coverage to come on Goal.com.
Palermo (3-5-1-1): Viviano; Munoz, Milanovic, Labrin; Pisano, Migliaccio, Barreto, Della Rocca, Acquah; Ilicic; Miccoli.
Juventus (3-5-2): Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini; Caceres, Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio, Estigarribia; Quagliarella, Vucinic.