Stevan Jovetic has dropped out of tonight’s game, so Fiorentina must face Novara in a relegation dogfight without their star player.
The Montenegrin has been struggling with injury problems all season and the muscular troubles flared up again, so he is not even on the bench.
Instead, Alessio Cerci partners Adem Ljajic in a 3-5-2 system, though Riccardo Montolivo has shaken off his injury to start.
Valon Behrami failed to recover from a knock to the shoulder, so he joins Alessandro Gamberini, Per Kroldrup, Amauri and Juan Manuel Vargas on the treatment table.
Novara could be mathematically relegated this evening, but make big changes as Andrea Caracciolo, Giuseppe Mascara, Carlalberto Ludi, Francesco Marianini and Samir Ujkani are out.
Surprisingly, Raffaele Rubino starts with Jeda in attack, while Achille Coser takes over the goalkeeping gloves from Alberto Maria Fontana.
Fiorentina: Boruc; Camporese, Natali, Nastasic; Cassani, Montolivo, Salifu, Lazzari, Pasqual; Cerci, Ljajic
Fiorentina bench: Neto, Olivera, Felipe, De Silvestri, Marchionni, Acosty, Romulo
Novara: Coser; Morganella, Centurioni, Lisuzzo, Garcia, Gemiti, Porcari, Radovanovic, Rigoni; Rubino, Jeda
Novara bench: Fontana, Jensen, Morimoto, Gabriel Silva, Mazzarani, Pesce, Paci
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