Napoli have Christian Maggio back in the side, but despite missing two strikers they leave Edu Vargas on the bench against Novara.
The Partenopei have not won a Serie A game since their Champions League exit to Chelsea over a month ago and this evening welcome practically-relegated Novara to the San Paolo.
Goran Pandev is suspended for two rounds and Ezequiel Lavezzi pulled out in training with a thigh problem, so options are limited.
Nonetheless, Walter Mazzarri has left January signing Vargas on the bench in favour of Marek Hamsik as lone support for Edinson Cavani.
Maggio returns from a long injury lay-off to start and reinforce the team that has failed to win without him during this period.
Novara already have a foot in Serie B and are without the suspended Santiago Garcia, injured Jeda, Marco Rigoni, Da Silva, Carlalberto Ludi, Francesco Marianini and goalkeeper Samir Ujkani.
Napoli: De Sanctis; Campagnaro, Cannavaro, Aronica; Maggio, Gargano, Inler, Dzemaili, Zuniga; Hamsik; Cavani
Napoli bench: Colombo, Fideleff, Dossena, Vargas, Fernandez, Britos, Ammendola
Novara: Fontana; Morganella, Lisuzzo, Centurioni, Gemiti; Porcari, Paci, Radovanovic, Jensen; Caracciolo, Mascara
Novara bench: Coser, Rubino, Morimoto, Dellafiore, Mazzarani, Pesce, Rinaudo
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