Napoli rotate their squad, but Edinson Cavani returns to face struggling Lecce this evening.
Walter Mazzarri confirmed he would be resting numerous players for tonight’s 19.45 UK time kick-off at the Stadio San Paolo, as they face a decisive Champions League trip to Villarreal on Tuesday.
Only Marco Donadel is injured, but among those rested are Marek Hamsik, Walter Gargano, Hugo Campagnaro and Paolo Cannavaro.
Surprisingly, Ezequiel Lavezzi does start along with Cavani, who missed the Lazio and Napoli games with a cut to his ankle.
Lecce are in dire straits and warned Coach Eusebio Di Francesco this week that he is fighting for his job.
It’s not easy with the likes of Ruben Olivera, Guillermo Giacomazzi, Moris Carrozzieri and Edward Ofere sidelined.
Napoli: De Sanctis; Fernandez, Aronica, Fideleff; Maggio, Dzemaili, Inler, Dossena; Lavezzi, Pandev; Cavani
Lecce: Benassi, Oddo, Ferrario, Tomovic, Esposito, Mesbah; Strasser, Grossmuller, Cuadrado; Pasquato, Muriel