Juventus: Giorgio Chiellini suffered a calf pull that should force him to miss a couple of games. Miralem Pjanic and Sami Khedira returned in Coppa Italia, while Mario Mandzukic (ankle) is expected to be available this week. Emre Can is ill but available.
Napoli: Fabian Ruiz is suspended. Raul Albiol and Elseid Hysajare fatigued, while Adam Younes is banged up: the first two have called up, the winger has not.
Inter: Matteo Politano was slapped with a two-game ban. Stefan De Vrij is dealing with some muscle fatigue, but he has been called up, while Balde Keita remains out. Continue reading →
Massimiliano Allegri talked to the journos today for the usual pre-game presser: “I demand to win the game. We had the proof of it in Empoli: winning is never easy. Playing against us is always an important objective for the opponents. Games get won on the pitch, we can not afford to drop points because Inter and Napoli are right behind us. In Serie A, you need a lot more attention and focus compared to the Champions League. We have some dangerous lapses that could cost us the title. It will be an important week with three games on deck, versus Cagliari, Manchester United and Milan.” Continue reading →