Juventus coach Antonio Conte has showered his team with praise ahead of Sunday's match at Atalanta where the Turin giants will look to make it nine Serie A wins in a row heading into 2014.
Juve go into their final game of the year boasting a five-point lead over Roma at the top of the standings following last weekend's 4-0 triumph at Sassuolo.
The win coupled with Roma's 2-2 draw at AC Milan on Monday ensured Antonio Conte's side will start the new year in first place.
Equally impressive is the fact that Juve have kept a clean sheet in their past eight league games.
A delighted Conte said: ``To be leading Serie A after 16 games is proof that my players are doing an incredible job. We are getting extraordinary results.
``We have won 14 and lost just one of our 16 league games this season.
``My team has five more points than we had at this stage last season.
``We are on the right track and we hope to end the year on a strong note.''
The Bianconeri will have plenty to look forward to in 2014.
Juve will face Trabzonspor in the Europa League round-of-32 in February while they will face Fiorentina in the quarter-finals of the Coppa Italia next month.
Conte rested his top players in Wednesday's 3-0 triumph over Serie B side Avellino in the Italian Cup.
Atalanta coach Stefano Colantuono is under no illusion of the challenge that awaits his team this weekend.
``The game against Juventus is going to be an extremely difficult one,'' he said.
``We will try to make life difficult for Juve but we know they have a very talented team.''
Atalanta go into the encounter in Bergamo on the back of last weekend's 1-1 draw at Genoa.
The result lifted Atalanta to 13th place, five points clear of the drop zone.
The visitors welcome back midfielder Claudio Marchisio from suspension.