Djibril Cissè is thrown back into the starting XI as Lazio play the first Serie A game of 2012 against Siena.
The new year kicks off at 17.00 UK time at the Stadio Artemio Franchi in Siena, where the Biancocelesti hope to close in on the top spots.
Edy Reja has a host of injury problems to contend with, as he is without Libor Kozak, Cristian Brocchi, Abdoullay Konko, Federico Marchetti, Francelino Matuzalem, Stefano Mauri and Stephen Makinwa.
Cissè has not scored since his Serie A debut back in September, but he is back in the starting XI with hitman Miroslav Klose, supported by Giuseppe Sculli, but Hernanes is on the bench.
Marius Stankevicius and Lionel Scaloni are drafted into the make-shift defence.
Siena have Roberto Vitiello and Gaetano D’Agostino both suspended, while Simone Vergassola and goalkeeper Zeljko Brkic are injured.
Therefore Gianluca Pegolo takes the gloves with Francesco Bolzoni and Paolo Grossi coming in to midfield. Emanuele Calaiò and Mattia Destro lead the attack.
Siena: 25 Pegolo; 6 Angelo, 13 Rossettini, 19 Terzi, 3 Del Grosso; 23 Brienza, 36 Bolzoni, 14 Gazzi, 17 Grossi; 11 Calaiò, 22 Destro
Siena bench:12 Farelli, 80 Contini, 21 A. Rossi, 5 Codrea, 70 Mannini, 83 Reginaldo, 18 Gonzalez
Lazio: 1 Bizzarri; 5 Scaloni, 33 Stankevicius, 20 Biava, 26 Radu; 19 Lulic, 24 Ledesma, 27 Cana, 7 Sculli; 25 Klose, 99 Cissè
Lazio bench:84 Carrizo, 3 Dias, 21 Diakitè, 81 Del Nero, 15 Gonzalez, 8 Hernanes, 9 Rocchi