2017-18 SERIE A PREVIEW

Serie A 2017-18 season preview

Ahead of the new campaign, Football Italia's team of writers explain the ins and outs of all 20 Serie A sides and who to watch out for, before predicting the possible outcomes in what's set to be an exciting season.

ATALANTA

After a surprise 2016-17 campaign that ended with European qualification, Matthew Guastaferro wonders if Atalanta can repeat those achievements this term. Read more

 

BENEVENTO 

The first Serie A season in Benevento’s 88-year history is bound to be a memorable one whatever happens, writes Andrew Richardson. Read more

 

BOLOGNA

A young team filled with inconsistent talent and plenty of gaps to fill, Bologna will have a future-defining season, writes Dominic Zenti. Read more

 

CAGLIARI

Cagliari are aiming for Serie A stability as they enter a new era and build for the future, writes Marcello Cossali-Francis. Read more

 

CHIEVO

After becoming a Serie A mainstay, Chievo can now re-develop their team through youth and raise the tempo, writes Billy Wilkinson. Read more

 

CROTONE 

Following a miraculous relegation escape in their debut campaign, another season of struggle lies in wait for Crotone, writes Andrew Beasley. Read more

 

FIORENTINA

After an incredibly turbulent summer with numerous changes both on and off the field, Chloe Beresford explains what to expect from Fiorentina’s new-look side. Read more

 

GENOA 

Barely surviving the storm, can a battered and bruised Genoa successfully navigate their way through this term, asks Michelle Osei Bonsu? Read more

 

INTER

The Nerazzurri have everything in place to improve on last year’s showing and prove they are a force to be reckoned with again, writes Richard Hall. Read more

 

JUVENTUS 

Already the team to beat, Adam Digby explains how Juventus made key reinforcements to a squad that must once again overcome the loss of big names. Read more

 

LAZIO

Lazio and Coach Simone Inzaghi face the tough task of balancing Europa League and Serie A football this season, writes Tom Scholes. Read more

 

MILAN

The Rossoneri have been completely revamped under new ownership and the pressure is on to deliver the results, notes Susy Campanale. Read more

 

NAPOLI

Napoli gained admirers all over Europe for their fluid, attacking football but, as Gaby McKay explains, it’s time to win something tangible. Read more

 

ROMA 

It is a year of radical change for the Giallorossi and one must consequently be realistic about their short-term prospects, writes Andrea Tallarita. Read more

 

SAMPDORIA

More outs than ins do little to get the Blucerchiati faithful dreaming at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris, writes Barney Lloyd-Wood. Read more

 

SASSUOLO

Replacing Eusebio Di Francesco, Cristian Bucchi steps into the Sassuolo role after a misfiring season, writes Matthew Santangelo. Read more

 

SPAL 

Surprise outfit Spal are back in the top tier after 50 years, so Jamie Thorn wonders if they’ve got what it takes to stay there. Read more

 

TORINO

Keeping Andrea Belotti will not be enough for Europe, as the Granata must patch up their defence as well, writes Vilizar Yakimov. Read more

 

UDINESE 

The Zebras will be looking to improve on last season’s 13th-place finish and break in to the top half of the table, writes Peter Fernie. Read more

 

VERONA

Newly promoted, and after a hectic pre-season including the Antonio Cassano circus, Greg Murray asks can Hellas Verona beat the drop?. Read more