Andrea Stramaccioni aims to maintain his unbeaten Inter record with a new all-Argentine trident when welcoming Siena to San Siro this evening.
The midweek round continues with all the kick-offs at 19.45 UK time and the Nerazzurri have picked up four points from Stramaccioni’s two games in charge.
However, they have also conceded seven goals and are without Douglas Maicon, Wesley Sneijder and Luc Castaignos.
Lucio and Julio Cesar return from suspension with Ricky Alvarez back in the squad from a long injury lay-off.
Alvarez is thrown straight into the starting XI with Mauro Zarate and Diego Milito for an all-Argentine trident attack, dropping Diego Forlan to the bench.
Siena are fresh from a surprise victory away to Atalanta, but top scorer Emanuele Calaiò is out for the rest of the season.
As ever, Under-21 international Mattia Destro starts in attack, but Gaetano D’Agostino is pushed up into a supporting role this time out.
Inter: 1 Julio Cesar; 4 Zanetti, 6 Lucio, 25 Samuel, 26 Chivu; 19 Cambiasso, 5 Stankovic, 20 Obi; 11 Alvarez, 22 Milito, 28 Zarate
Inter bench: 12 Castellazzi, 7 Pazzini, 9 Forlan, 14 Guarin, 18 Poli, 23 Ranocchia, 55 Nagatomo
Siena: 25 Pegolo; 2 Vitiello, 19 Terzi, 26 Pesoli, 3 Del Grosso; 70 Mannini, 8 Vergassola, 26 Bolzoni, 23 Brienza; 10 D’Agostino; 22 Destro
Siena bench:1 Brkic, 14 Gazzi, 15 Belmonte, 17 Grossi, 18 Gonzalez, 77 Sestu, 80 Contini
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