2015-16 SERIE A PREVIEW

Serie A 2015-16 season preview

How are Serie A's 20 clubs shaping up for the 2015-16 season? Football Italia runs through the summer's changes and tries to predict final standings...

ATALANTA

Edy Reja is ready to back the side that narrowly avoided relegation in 2014-15. But is his confidence in last season’s Orobici squad wise? Or should there have been more transfer activity this summer? Barney Lloyd-Wood finds out. Read more

 

BOLOGNA

After a year in Serie B, Bologna return to the Italian top flight under a new stable ownership group, and with a squad ready to ensure they stay put in the first division for years to come, writes Marco D’Onofrio. Read more

 

CARPI

A remarkable and fairytale Serie B title win has propelled Carpi into Serie A for the first time in their history, Colin Millar analyses whether or not the minnows can stay in the top flight. Read more

 

CHIEVO

With a fairly quiet summer market, and not-so-lofty aspirations, the once exhilarating Flying Donkeys of Verona resemble more of a sensible herd defending their right to graze, says Mohamed Nassar. Read more

 

EMPOLI

New Coach, new players, but will there be the same success for Empoli? Barney Lloyd-Wood weighs up their chances. Read more

 

FIORENTINA

After three years of Vicenzo Montella at the helm, Fiorentina welcome in new Coach Paulo Sousa. Does it spell a new era or a return to dark days? George Rinaldi looks ahead to the Viola's future. Read more

 

FROSINONE

Frosinone will debut in Italy’s top-flight division following a stellar 2014/15 campaign in Serie B, but Rossella Marrai wonders if the leap to Serie A will be too big for the newbies. Read more

 

GENOA

Out with the old, in with the new, but can Gian Piero Gasperini keep up the last term’s style of play? The biggest conundrum facing Genoa is how not to become victims of their own achievements, writes Dave Stacey. Read more

 

INTER

The new season brings major changes in Milan. Huge investment has seen the squad overhauled as Inter look to get back into the Champions League. Richard Hall wonders if Roberto Mancini now has all the pieces to his Nerazzurri puzzle. Read more

 

JUVENTUS

A ground breaking season followed by the loss of key personnel may signal the end of Juventus’ winning cycle, but as Luca Persico points out, they are not ready to be pushed aside. Read more

 

LAZIO

After a stunning campaign that saw Lazio return to the Champions League for the first time in eight years, the club have had a surprisingly quiet summer. Alasdair Mackenzie examines the Aquile’s prospects.  Read more

 

MILAN

It’s a revolution for the Rossoneri, who after years of penny-pinching broke the bank on new buys for Sinisa Mihajlovic. Susy Campanale wonders if it’ll pay off. Read more

 

NAPOLI

After picking up the pieces of a season spent in turmoil, a new-look Napoli plan to restart. Jeremy Lim assesses the Partenopei’s Serie A prospects under Maurizio Sarri. Read more

 

PALERMO

After a comfortable return season in the top flight, the Rosanero aspire to climb back to Serie A relevance. Lorenzo Vicini examines Palermo’s chances. Read more

 

ROMA

Important additions have been made to re-invigorate Roma's squad, Aman Sehdev believes this, together with lessons learned from last term, could see a closer title race than previous years. Read more

 

SAMPDORIA

Led by Serie A’s most colourful owner, Sampdoria will hope to overcome Sinisa Mihajlovic’s exit and let the talking happen on the pitch. Edoardo Dalmonte takes a closer look. Read more

 

SASSUOLO

With Simone Zaza making the move to Turin, Sassuolo will be relying onwonderkid Domenico Berardi’s exploits this term. Adam Austin take a look at how the Neroverdi have prepared for the new season. Read more

 

TORINO

Giampiero Ventura knows how to manage Il Toro after four years in the hotseat, but he’ll have to manage expectations after an impressive end to last season, writes Christian FitzHugh. Read more

 

UDINESE

A miserable end to the 2014-15 campaign does not bode well for the Bianconeri, and the sale of Brazilian maestro Allan will not help. Colin Millar assesses Udinese’s hopes for the new season. Read more

 

VERONA

With a still-uncertain defence, Verona need every goal they can get to assure a respectable finish. Edo Dalmonte takes a look at the Gialloblu as they begin Year 3 in Serie A. Read more