Napoli need a result away to Parma this evening to recapture third place, so Ezequiel Lavezzi returns from his three-match ban.
The Partenopei were caught by Udinese this afternoon and travel to the Stadio Tardini for the 19.45 UK time kick-off.
Andrea Dossena and Salvatore Aronica are suspended for this match, while Hugo Campagnaro and Gianluca Grava are injured.
Coach Walter Mazzarri also sits out a touchline ban and must watch from the stands.
He has chosen Fabiano Santacroce and January signing Victor Ruiz to complete the defence, while Lavezzi returns from his three-match suspension.
Parma have Gabriel Paletta and Massimo Gobbi banned with Amauri and Toni Calvo unable to recover in time.
In a surprise move, Sebastian Giovinco and Hernan Crespo have been left on the bench, allowing Raffaele Palladino and Valeri Bojinov the starting spots with Antonio Candreva.
We could see the two Lucarelli brothers together, although Napoli's Cristiano is not in the initial XI.
Parma: Mirante, Zaccardo, Paci, Lucarelli, Valiani, Dzemaili, Galloppa, Modesto, Candreva, Palladino, Bojinov
Napoli: De Sanctis, Santacroce, Cannavaro, Victor Ruiz, Maggio, Pazienza, Yebda, Zuniga, Hamsik, Lavezzi, Cavani
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