Milan have Robinho with Zlatan Ibrahimovic against Napoli’s Three Tenors Edinson Cavani, Ezequiel Lavezzi and Marek Hamsik.
Both sides are in need of a boost for the game that was originally set to kick off this evening, but was brought forward due to heavy snowfall and the -3 degrees Celsius temperature. It is expected to be -12 tonight.
Alessandro Nesta joined Kevin-Prince Boateng, Alberto Aquilani, Alexandre Pato, Mario Yepes, Alexander Merkel, Mathieu Flamini, Gennaro Gattuso, Rodney Strasser and Antonio Cassano in the stands.
Clarence Seedorf therefore takes the trequartista role behind Ibrahimovic and Robinho.
The Partenopei are already 14 points off the Scudetto pace and still seething from costly refereeing errors in Wednesday’s draw with Cesena.
The Three Tenors are restored to the starting XI after a midweek rest, sending Goran Pandev back to the bench.
Curiously, Gokhan Inler is replaced by Blerim Dzemaili, confirming his recent poor form.
Milan: Abbiati; Abate, Mexes, Thiago Silva, Antonini; Emanuelson, Van Bommel, Nocerino; Seedorf; Ibrahimovic, Robinho
Milan bench: Amelia, Mesbah, Bonera, Zambrotta, Ambrosini, El Shaaarawy, Maxi Lopez
Napoli: De Sanctis; Campagnaro, Cannavaro, Aronica; Maggio, Gargano, Dzemaili, Zuniga; Lavezzi, Hamsik; Cavani
Napoli bench: Rosati, Fernandez, Britos, Inler, Dossena, Pandev, Vargas