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Sunday December 10 2017
Line-ups: Napoli-Fiorentina

Napoli have the opportunity to recapture the top of the table with a win over Fiorentina, as Piotr Zielinski stands in for Lorenzo Insigne.

It kicks off at the Stadio San Paolo at 14.00 GMT, follow the build-up and action from all today’s Serie A games on the LIVEBLOG.

As Inter were held to a 0-0 draw by Juventus last night, the Partenopei can leapfrog the leaders and get back on top with a victory today.

Maurizio Sarri confessed something had gone wrong over the last three games, as they are struggling to score goals and raise the tempo.

A 1-0 Serie A defeat to Juve and 2-1 Champions League loss at Feyenoord made the last week traumatic, even more so after losing Insigne to injury.

He is again replaced by Zielinski, partnering Dries Mertens and Jose Callejon, chosen instead of Adam Ounas.

Arkadiusz Milik and Faouzi Ghoulam remain long-term absentees with ACL injuries.

Fiorentina have a full squad at their disposal and that includes confirmed Napoli transfer target Chiesa.

Cyril Thereau, Marco Benassi and Giovanni Simeone also complete the front four.

Fiorentina haven’t beaten Napoli since a 1-0 result here in March 2014, followed by two draws and six defeats, home and away between Serie A and the Coppa Italia.

Napoli: Reina; Hysaj, Albiol, Koulibaly, Mario Rui; Allan, Jorginho, Hamsik; Callejon, Mertens, Zielinski

Fiorentina: Sportiello; Laurini, Astori, Pezzella; Biraghi, Badelj, Veretout; Simeone, Benassi, Chiesa; Thereau