Inter have a midfield injury crisis on their hands with only four players available for those roles against Atalanta.
The Nerazzurri are without Wesley Sneijder, Ricky Alvarez or Dejan Stankovic for the Sunday afternoon match.
It means Coach Claudio Ranieri has only four available choices for his 4-4-2 system, so Esteban Cambiasso is likely to return to the starting XI after being dropped for two games in a row.
Angelo Palombo, Andrea Poli and Joel Obi are the other choices, although Marco Davide Faraoni and Javier Zanetti can be pushed forward.
Andrea Ranocchia returns after his injury, but Cristian Chivu is ruled out.
Inter squad:Julio Cesar, Castellazzi, Orlandoni; Zanetti, Lucio, Maicon, Ranocchia, Samuel, Faraoni, Juan Jesus, Nagatomo; Palombo, Poli, Cambiasso, Obi; Pazzini, Forlan, Milito, Zarate, Castaignos