NAPOLI NEWS

Napoli’s former fitness coach insists Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain “is not lazy” but “falls back on his talent” too much.
Spal President Walter Mattioli has low expectations for the Napoli game - “I hope my lads do their best and don’t concede too many”.
Week 5 saw an average of 23,000 fans at Serie A fixtures, as attendances continue to rise.
Lazio have been fined €10,000 for anti-Neapolitan chanting, with Roma getting the same punishment for throwing flares.
With Napoli and Juve standing alone at the top of Serie A Dave Taylor selects his best XI from Week 5’s action.
Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly would prefer the Scudetto to the Champions League but “it’s too early to talk about it”.
The referees for Serie A Week 6 have been announced, with Piero Giacomelli assigned the Derby della Mole between Juventus and Torino on Saturday.
Napoli, Juventus and Inter are all reportedly ready to launch a transfer tug-of-war for Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani in January.
Jorginho believes Napoli’s brand of “simple” football and their ability to “move the ball quickly” makes it “easy” for them to score.
Senad Lulic insists Lazio’s 4-1 defeat to Napoli on Wednesday was “misleading” as “it would’ve been different if we played the whole game with our starters.”
Shakhtar Donetsk captain and Napoli rival Darijo Srna has reportedly failed a drug test.
Dries Mertens described what he was thinking as he scored a positively ridiculous goal for Napoli to beat Lazio. “I said to myself: go for it!”
Simone Inzaghi believes Lazio would not have lost 4-1 to Napoli without the costly defensive injuries and “we’ll have trouble going forward too.”
Maurizio Sarri wants Dries Mertens to be “an animal starving for goals” after Napoli fought back to beat unlucky Lazio 4-1.
Massimiliano Allegri focused on the “important victory and clean sheet” after Juventus beat Fiorentina, but sees an open Scudetto race.
Stefan de Vrij had given Lazio the lead, but injuries took their toll and Napoli turned it around to win 4-1, including an incredible Dries Mertens strike.
Join us for all the build-up and action from today’s nine Serie A games, including Benevento-Roma, Lazio-Napoli, Juventus-Fiorentina and Milan-SPAL.
Kalidou Koulibaly said he will “do everything I can do stop Ciro Immobile scoring” as Lazio host Napoli.
Ciro Immobile and Dries Mertens go head-to-head in a Capocannoniere clash, as Lazio and Napoli should guarantee entertainment.
Juan Jesus warns Roma “underestimating Benevento would be a grave mistake” just because they lost 6-0 to Napoli.