NEWS
Saturday December 16 2017
Line-ups: Torino-Napoli

Napoli have an excellent opportunity to take the Serie A leadership after Inter’s defeat, but Lorenzo Insigne is not risked against Torino.

It kicks off at 17.00 GMT, follow the build-up and action on the LIVEBLOG.

Inter suffered a shock home defeat to Udinese in the early game, meaning a victory here would allow the Partenopei to leapfrog them into top spot.

Lorenzo Insigne has recovered from his hip problem, but is not risked in the starting XI, so Piotr Zielinski completes the trident attack with Dries Mertens and Jose Callejon.

Mario Rui gets the nod at left-back with Elseid Hysaj on the right.

Torino ended their run of stalemates with a controversial 3-1 victory away to Lazio on Monday night, decided by a Ciro Immobile red card and denied penalty.

Adem Ljajic was not even on the bench for that game, as Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic accused him of “unacceptable behaviour.”

The fiery Serb is on the bench this time, as Alex Berenguer – who had been on the verge of a transfer to Napoli this summer – instead partners Andrea Belotti and Iago Falque.

Cristian Ansaldi and Umar Sadiq are out of action.

Torino: Sirigu; De Silvestri, Nkoulou, Burdisso, Molinaro; Baselli, Valdifiori, Rincon; Falque, Belotti, Berenguer

Torino bench: Ichazo, Milinkovic-Savic, Acquah, Ljajic, Niang, Gustafson, Edera, Obi, Barreca, Moretti, Boyè, Lyanco

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

Napoli bench: Rafael, Sepe, Maggio, Giaccherini, Leandrinho, Chiriches, Insigne, Rog, Ounas, Diawara

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