Roberto D’Aversa is ready to launch some new names, as Parma host Atalanta without Roberto Inglese or Jonathan Biabiany.
It kicks off at 11.30 UK time, click here for a match preview.
“It’s disappointing for Inglese and Biabiany, and although their injuries were less serious than at first thought, it is still disappointing to have lost them,” said the Coach in his Press conference.
“We had been using Inglese sparingly in recent weeks precisely to avoid a relapse. Unfortunately, these things tend to come in two or three all in the same area of the squad, but it’ll give others like Fabio Ceravolo the chance to prove themselves.
“Nicolas Schiappacasse needed a little time to settle in to Italy, but he has been training hard and I think he can give us a big hand.”
The 20-year-old Uruguayan winger arrived on an 18-month loan from Atletico Madrid in January, but has made only one 12-minute appearance in Serie A for Parma.
“Antonino Barillà is available again, but after a long lay-off – and with Leo Stulac still out – it’s probably best to see him as a substitute option.
“Atalanta are very good at playing individually and that includes man-marking, in which I consider them to be the best in Italy. Along with Napoli and Sampdoria, they play the most attractive football in Serie A, but they also have weaknesses and we can exploit those.
Parma squad for Atalanta: Brazao, Frattali, Sepe; Bruno Alves, Bastoni, Dimarco, Gagliolo, Gazzola, Gobbi, Iacoponi, Sierralta; Barillà, Dezi, Diakhate, Kucka, Machin, Rigoni, Scozzarella; Ceravolo, Gervinho, Schiappacasse, Siligardi, Sprocati