Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci insists their recent slip has nothing to do with the absence of Giorgio Chiellini.

Juve have seen their lead at the top of the table slashed since Chiellini was sidelined.

"Giorgio is an essential part of the team, but those who have deputised for him are doing a good job," said Bonucci.

"It's just bad luck. Parma did well to hit us on the break on one occasion, whereas against Sampdoria, it happened twice…"