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Lazio v Napoli makes for a mouthwatering fixture, with top scorer contenders Ciro Immobile and Dries Mertens clashing, writes Matthew Santangelo. 
Fiorentina fans want nothing more than to beat bitter old rivals Juventus, explains Jack Stevens
The Serie A quality gap is growing fast and it’s not going to help anybody to stay on this path, writes Susy Campanale.
Campania plays host to its first Serie A derby in 30 years as Napoli and Benevento lock horns. Livio Caferoglu previews the occasion.
Domenico Berardi has had opportunities to join a bigger club, but is too afraid to leave his Sassuolo comfort zone, argues George Rinaldi.
The Bergamo outfit outclassed Everton and could progress far in the Europa League, writes Nick Valerio.
Maurizio Sarri's tactics are instantly recognisable, but that can also make them predictable, warns Susy Campanale.
Atalanta on Thursday host an Everton side still trying to find their identity after a summer of lavish spending, Andrew Tuft writes.
Roma’s encouraging draw with Atletico Madrid was overshadowed by Juventus and Italy's heavy beatings to Barcelona and Spain, writes Jack Stevens.
When Juventus visit Barcelona tonight, Gonzalo Higuain will carry the baggage of being a big game flop, writes Emmet Gates.
Atletico Madrid come to the Olimpico with a consolidated style, writes Richard Hall, but the new Roma are still a mystery.
Milan failed their first test with Lazio, but there were negatives and positives for Juventus, Napoli and Inter too, writes Susy Campanale.
Juventus might seem weaker on the surface than when they last faced Barcelona, but George Rinaldi sees an evolution.
Cousins Milan might've spent more on the transfer market, but Inter got the best buy with Coach Luciano Spalletti, writes Billy Wilkinson.
Italy supporters’ excessive criticism of Gianluigi Buffon is unfair, argues Matthew Santangelo.
Maurizio Sarri’s Napoli merges style and substance to devastating effect, writes Jack Stevens, challenging Pep Guardiola's approach.
The Azzurri stuttering their way to qualification for a major tournament is no reason to panic, says Giancarlo Rinaldi, but business as usual.
Much more is expected of Marco Verratti in an Italy jersey, but Richard Hall points out Giampiero Ventura isn't making it easy.