Stefano Colantuono wants Atalanta to keep surprising Serie A this season, though “it’s always complicated” travelling to Chievo.
The Orobici would be in fifth place were it not for their six-point penalty over a betting scandal and were moments away from beating Napoli last week.
“These games tend to be the most difficult,” warned the Coach. “It’s always complicated playing away from home, especially at the Bentegodi.
“Chievo are tough cookies, run by a Coach who knows his lads well. They know what they’re doing and have been fighting off relegation for years.
“Sergio Pellissier is particularly dangerous and has proved it over many seasons. He could’ve gone for more ambitious teams, but stayed in Verona out of love for the club. Mind you, Chievo are not just Pellissier, as they have many other players we need to keep an eye on.”
Atalanta squad: Bellini, Bonaventura, Brighi, Carmona, Cigarini, Consigli, Denis, Ferreira Pinto, Ferri, Frezzolini, Gabbiadini, Lucchini, Manfredini, Marilungo, Masiello, Minotti, Moralez, Padoin, Peluso, Pettinari, Polito, Raimondi, Tiribocchi.