Lorenzo Insigne keeps his spot with Edinson Cavani as Napoli welcome Bologna in the evening kick-off.
The Partenopei know a win tonight will take them back into second place after Inter’s defeat to Lazio.
Goran Pandev is back to full fitness, but still left on the bench, while Miguel Angel Britos faces his former teammates in defence.
Bologna held Lazio to a stalemate last week, but are still fourth-from-bottom.
The injury list includes Nico Pulzetti, Michele Pazienza, Robert Acquafresca, Diego Perez, Henry Gimenez, Cesare Natali, Gianluca Curci and the suspended Frederik Sorensen.
Manolo Gabbiadini, Alberto Gilardino and Alessandro Diamanti complete the attack, while Daniele Portanova returns in defence after his four-month ban in the betting scandal expired.
Napoli: De Sanctis; Gamberini, Cannavaro, Britos; Maggio, Behrami, Inler, Hamsik, Zuniga; Insigne, Cavani
Napoli bench: Rosati, Grava, Fernandez, Campagnaro, Aronica, Mesto, Dossena, Donadel, Dzemaili, El Kaddouri, Vargas, Pandev
Bologna: Agliardi; Motta, Portanova, Antonsson, Morleo; Krhin, Guarente; Diamanti, Taider, Gabbiadini; Gilardino
Bologna bench: Curci, Carvalho, Stojanovic, Garics, Radakovic, Kone, Riverola, Pasquato, Paponi