Alberto Aquilani does recover in time to start for Juventus, while Lazio choose Luis Cavanda to counter Milos Krasic.
Tonight's clash could see Juve join Lazio and Napoli in second place or confirm the Biancocelesti's status as the only side keeping up with leaders Milan.
There were doubts from Gigi Del Neri as to whether Aquilani would be able to start, as he has been struggling for form recently, but the ex-Roma and Liverpool midfielder does partner Felipe Melo.
Claudio Marchisio returns from suspension to complete the midfield, while Alessandro Del Piero is again benched in favour of Fabio Quagliarella and Vincenzo Iaquinta.
The injury list is not as immense as it was a few weeks ago, though Amauri, Gigi Buffon, Leandro Rinaudo, Paolo De Ceglie and Jorge Martinez are still on the treatment table.
Lazio must do without Mourad Meghni, Javier Garrido, Stefan Radu and Pasquale Foggia.
Coach Edy Reja makes a change to his defence, choosing Cavanda as the man who will try to stop Krasic marauding down that flank.
Mauro Zarate, Stefano Mauri and Hernanes support centre-forward Sergio Floccari.
Juventus: Storari; Sorensen, Chiellini, Bonucci, Grosso; Krasic, Aquilani, Felipe Melo, Marchisio; Iaquinta, Quagliarella
Juventus bench: Manninger, Motta, Legrottaglie, Traoré, Sissoko, Pepe, Del Piero
Lazio: Muslera; Lichtsteiner, Dias, Biava, Cavanda; Brocchi, Matuzalem; Mauri, Hernanes, Zarate; Floccari
Lazio bench: Berni, Diakité, Ledesma, Del Nero, Bresciano, Kozak, Rocchi
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