NEWS
Saturday August 31 2013
Line-ups: Chievo-Napoli

Napoli aim to continue their strong start to the season with a visit to Chievo this evening, as Gonzalo Higuain starts despite his accident.

Serie A Week 2 kicks off at the Stadio Bentegodi at 17.00 UK time (16.00 GMT), click here for a match preview.

Rafa Benitez’s men had a great debut, beating Bologna 3-0, and many of their new players are starting to gel.

Higuain has a starting spot despite needing eight stitches to his face this week, as he landed on rocks while diving in the sea round Capri.

This time he is supported by Lorenzo Insigne, Marek Hamsik and Jose Maria Callejon, so Goran Pandev is benched.

Once again, there is no room for Paolo Cannavaro, but Pepe Reina hopes to celebrate his 31st birthday in style.

Chievo opened their campaign with a creditable draw away to Parma and hope to make life difficult for Napoli.

The only absentee is Dario Dainelli, as the veteran defender is still out injured.

The Flying Donkeys represent something of a curse, as Napoli have beaten them only once in the last five meetings.

Their most recent victory in Verona was back in May 2010, as they lost here 2-0 last season.

Chievo: Puggioni; Sardo, Papp, Cesar, Drame’; Hetemaj, Radovanovic, Rigoni, Sestu; Thereau, Paloschi

Napoli: Reina; Maggio, Albiol, Britos, Zuniga; Inler, Behrami; Callejón, Hamsik, Insigne; Higuain

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