After crashing out of the Champions League, Inter will set their sights on one thing and one thing alone. The Scudetto.
Mid-table Cagliari will host Inter for the Serie A fixture this weekend. Antonio Conte’s men will look to bounce back and gain some momentum in the domestic competition.
Inter should have their eyes fixed on closing the gap at the top of the Serie A table to city rivals AC Milan.
Statistics & Encounters
Inter are going strong in Serie A at the moment, having won their last three league games.
They have scored six in their last two games, which they won 3-1 and 3-0 against Bologna and Sassuolo respectively.
Inter Milan have won 22 of the last 38 clashes against Cagliari while losing just six times.
Inter form guide: D-W-W-W-L
Cagliari form guide: D-D-L-W-L
Suspensions and Team News
Former Inter player Diego Godin and Nahitan Nandez will miss this game for Cagliari. Adam Ounas and Gaston Pereira are ruled out as well due to injuries.
Inter are only missing Matias Vecino from their squad for this game due to injury.
Stefano Sensi’s status is still unknown.
It is also reported that Barella will be rested for this game since he’s battling an injury.
Arturo Vidal is battling a knee injury and will remain out for this match.
Inter (3-5-2): Samir Handanovic; Milan Skriniar, Stefan de Vrij, Alessandro Bastoni; Achraf Hakimi, Christian Eriksen, Marcelo Brozovic, Roberto Gagliardini, Ashley Young; Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez
Cagliari (4-2-3-1): Alessio Cragno; Paolo Farago, Sebastian Walukiewicz, Charalampos Lykogiannis; Razvan Marin, Marko Rog; Gabriele Zappa, Joao Pedro, Riccardo Sottil; Leonardo Pavoletti
Conte must be feeling some heat after an early exit from European Football. It is up to him to fire up his team to come out with a statement win against Cagliari.
Though the title race is still too early to decide, Conte must set his sights on it from this day onwards.