League leaders Inter will return to action after a few weeks break due to the COVID-19 outbreak and International fixtures.
The upcoming fixture is against a midtable/tricky Bologna side at the Renato Dell’Ara stadium.
Earlier this week, Inter announced its newly designed logo which glorifies the club’s founding values and reinforces its bond with the city of Milan.
Inter currently sits at the top of the Serie A with 65 points, six points clear of second place. With 11 games remaining this season, Inter cannot afford any slip-ups. Conte would expect his men to fire all cylinders and wrap this one up quickly.
Statistics & Encounters
Bologna has won only 2 of their last 13 encounters against Inter. With 4 draws and 7 losses in the remaining matches.
Inter on the other hand have won 8 straight Serie A games in a row. With another win this weekend, they will match a 9 game winning streak, a feat they achieved back in 2007 in which they went on to a 17-0 run.
Romelu Lukaku has 19 goals this season while Lautaro Martinez has 14. A combined total of 33 goals between the two strikers.
Lukaku also has 8 assists this season which puts him in joint lead with Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Milinkovic Savic.
Suspensions, Injuries & Team News
According to various reports, all Inter players have recovered from COVID-19 and are available for selection.
Further tests will be performed prior to the game due to protocols in place.
Romelu Lukaku kept up his form while playing for Belgium and scored goals during the International break. Barella, Sensi and Bastoni rotated for Roberto Mancini for the Italian National Team.
Christian Eriksen and Ivan Perisic also played vital roles for their respective sides.
Conte will only be without Arturo Vidal for this match as the Chilean continues rehabilitation work following his knee surgery.
Bologna goalkeeper Lukasz Skorupski has tested positive for COVID-19 while on international duty and will miss the fixture.
Inter (3-5-2): Handanovic, Bastoni, Ranocchia, Skriniar, Perisic, Eriksen, Brozovic, Barella, Hakimi, Lautaro, Lukaku
Bologna (4-2-3-1): Angelo Esmael da Costa Júnior, Tomiyasu, Danilo, Soumauro, Dijks, Dominguez, Svanberg, Barrow, Soriano, Orsolini, Palacio