Samir Handanovic: Inter remain one of the most trustworthy defences and they have allowed the fewest goals at home. They will tangle with Sampdoria this week, which have been shutout in their last two games.
Faouzi Ghoulam: Mario Rui got hurt against Fiorentina, which paves the way for the Algerian left back, who is always a threat offensively. Napoli have kept three clean sheets in a row.
Jens Larsen: while Udinese are laboring as a team, the Danish is thriving as wing back and is much more involved offensively, even scoring recently. Chievo have given up a lot of goals as of late and have failed to hit the net in three of their last four road fixtures.
Leonardo Bonucci: he is expected to return against Frosinone, looking to bolstering a back-line that has had its up-and-downs while he and Giorgio Chiellini were on the mend. The Ciociari have been plucky lately, but Juventus have clamped down way stronger opponents at home.
Joaquin Correa: Lazio keep cycling through injuries to key men, this time it will be up to him to run the show against Genoa, which have conceded in basically every game thus far.
Filip Djuricic: the coach is giving him the consistent playing time he needs to perform well and it has paid off as he is always in the thick of it. Sassuolo will visit Empoli this weekend, which can not prevent the opponents from scoring to save their lives.
Joao Pedro: even with Cagliari languishing, he has had few clear-cut chances out of the blue in the last couple of matches and he might be able to break through this week at home against Parma.
Jordan Veretout: with Edimilson Fernandes providing a serviceable contribution as metronome, he has moved back to box-to-box, where he stood out last year. Fiorentina have a reasonably good match-up with SPAL on Sunday.
Cristiano Ronaldo: despite the early reports, no days off for the Portuguese ace, who has picked up 30 bonus points in the last six games and will have an excellent opportunity to keep it going versus one of the worst defences in the League.
Edin Dzeko: he is finally back with three goals and one assist in the last three games. Roma will try to keep it rolling while hosting Bologna on Monday night, which have shown some toughness under Sinisa Mihajlovic but are certainly not untamable.
Gervinho: his last three goals have come in away games and Parma might be able to take advantage of Cagliari’s poor form, as the Sardinians have lost six of their last eight contests, giving up a bunch of goals.
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