After securing the Supercoppa title, Inter will turn their focus and attention back to Serie A for the match against middle-of-the-pack Empoli side.
Inter thrashed their city rivals AC Milan in Saudi Arabia to secure back-to-back Supercoppa titles. The midweek battle was surely a statement for Inzaghi and his men as they stamped their authority and secured another title. Inter players were firing on all cylinders and made things look ridiculously easy.
The match against Empoli will test Inzaghi and his men, who have been undefeated since returning from the winter break.
Inter vs Empoli: Statistics and Encounters
Inter has maintained a winning habit against Empoli in the recent past. The aggregate scoreline favors Inter by 20-7 in the last 9 Serie A games.
Inter maintains one of the highest winning percentages (93%) against Empoli compared to other clubs.
Inter Serie A form: LWWWDW
Empoli Serie A form: WLWDDW
Inter vs. Empoli: Suspensions, Injuries, and Team News
Romelu Lukaku will book his place on the bench after attending multiple full training sessions. It is evident that the Belgian has regained full fitness. Inzaghi is likely to offer the Belgian some minutes in the second half.
Brozovic and Handanovic will continue their recovery work on the sidelines.
Inzaghi’s new anchor, Hakan Calhanoglu will feature in his usual deep role while Barella and Mkhitaryan will play the support role in the midfield.
Lautaro and Dzeko are likely to feature upfront for Inter.
Inter (3-5-2): Onana; Skriniar, Acerbi, Bastoni; Darmian, Barella, Calhanoglu, Mkhitaryan, Dimarco; Dzeko, Lautaro.
Empoli (4-3-2-1): Vicario; Ebuhei, De Winter, Luperto, Parisi; Akpa Akpro, Henderson, Bandinelli; Baldanzi; Caputo, Satriano.