As Inter travels to Campania to face Napoli on Sunday evening, Simone Inzaghi is expected to use a much different lineup from his triumphant Champions League 2nd leg semi-final victory against Milan during the week.
As reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport, due to Mkhitaryan’s injury, Roberto Gagliardini is expected to start in the midfield. So far Gagliardini has started 7 games this season. Tomorrow could be his last as a starter in an Inter shirt. His contract expires in June and the paths between the club and the player will most likely part ways.
After their defeat against Monza, Napoli returns to their own field for this thirty-sixth day of the league championship.
The Scudetto may already be won, but Spalletti doesn’t want to loosen his grip on the team. For this reason, the starting lineup will be broadly the same as always. In the 4-3-3, Meret will start between the posts as always. In defense, Captain Di Lorenzo should be on the right, while Olivera will be the left back. In between the full backs, there will be Rrahmani while Kim returns in place of Juan Jesus.
The midfield line will consist of Zambo Anguissa, Lobotka and Zielinski. In attack, Politano will start on the right with Elmas on the left. The Macedonian winger is in a run-off with Kvaratskhelia who returned to the group in Saturday’s training session after suffering a blow in training. Victor Osimhen, who recovered from the flu this week, should start as the lone striker.
NAPOLI (4-3-3): Meret; Di Lorenzo, Rrahmani, Kim Min-jae, Olivera; Anguissa, Lobotka, Zielinski; Politano, Osimhen, Elmas.
INTER (3-5-2): Handanovic; D’Ambrosio, de Vrij, Acerbi; Darmian, Barella, Brozovic, Gagliardini, Gosens; Correa, Lukaku.