NEWS
Saturday January 26 2013
Line-ups: Lazio-Chievo

Lazio make changes for their late afternoon kick-off against Chievo, who represent something of a bête noir.

Serie A Week 22 opens up at 17.00 GMT at the Stadio Olimpico. Click here for a match preview.

The Biancocelesti are considering their options ahead of Tuesday’s Coppa Italia semi-final second leg against Juventus.

Miroslav Klose, Ederson and the suspended Lorik Cana are unavailable, while Coach Vladimir Petkovic has opted to rest Hernanes and Stefano Mauri.

Instead, Antonio Candreva and Cristian Brocchi return to the starting XI, as does Andre Dias in defence.

Chievo have an injury crisis on their hands, as Sergio Pellissier, Luciano, Boukary Dramè, Rinaldo Cruzado, Mamadou Samassa and Nicolas Frey are sidelined.

Puggioni takes the gloves after Stefano Sorrentino moved to Palermo this week.

Lazio are unbeaten in 16 official matches, but Chievo have a remarkable record of just one defeat at the Olimpico.

That was back in 2003, followed by two wins and five draws.

Lazio: Marchetti; Konko, Biava, Dias, Radu; Ledesma; Gonzalez, Brocchi, Candreva, Lulic; Floccari

Lazio bench:Bizzarri, Carrizo, Ciani, Zauri, Cavanda, Scaloni, Stankevicius, Hernanes, Mauri, Kozak, Rozzi

Chievo: Puggioni; Sardo, Dainelli, Andreolli, Cesar, Jokic; Guana, L Rigoni, Cofie; Thereau, Paloschi

Chievo bench: Squizzi, Provedel, Frey, Papp, Farkas, Costa, Vacek, M Rigoni, Seymour, Hetemaj, Stoian, Moscardelli, Ekuban

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