Napoli try to get back on track by welcoming Chievo to the San Paolo with a revamped defence.
The Partenopei are under increasing pressure after a string of poor results, including their 2-1 Coppa Italia semi-final first leg defeat to Siena last week.
Paolo Cannavaro sits out a ban, so Gianluca Grava gets his first start for the club in Serie A, while Hugo Campagnaro is rested in favour of Miguel Angel Britos.
Chievo have a full squad to choose from and Sergio Pellissier finally broke his drought to get his 100th goal for the Flying Donkeys.
Cyril Thereau starts in the trequartista role behind Alberto Paloschi and Pellissier.
Chievo are a taboo team for Napoli, having won here 3-1 last season and also beaten them earlier this term in Verona.
There are reports that Chelsea manager Andre Villas Boas will be in the stands of the Stadio San Paolo to watch this game.
Napoli take on Chelsea in the Champions League knockouts on February 21.
Napoli:De Sanctis; Grava, Aronica, Britos; Zuniga, Inler, Gargano, Dossena; Hamsik, Lavezzi; Cavani
Chievo:Sorrentino; Sardo, Andreolli, Acerbi, Dramé; Luciano, Hetemaj, Bradley; Théréau; Paloschi, Pellissier