NEWS
Saturday September 14 2019
Line-ups: Inter v Udinese

Inter try to maintain their perfect start to the season by hosting Udinese and move Matteo Politano up alongside Romelu Lukaku.

It kicks off at San Siro at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT).

You can follow the build -up and action as it happens from this game, Fiorentina-Juventus and Napoli-Sampdoria on the LIVEBLOG.

Antonio Conte’s men pushed past Lecce and Cagliari in the opening two rounds to top the table and give Lautaro Martinez some rest after his Argentina hat-trick against Mexico while on international duty.

Alexis Sanchez is on the bench and could make his debut against his former club, as the Chilean shot to fame at Udinese from 2008 to 2011, before moving on to Barcelona and Arsenal.

El Nino Maravilla made 112 competitive appearances for the Friulani, scoring 21 goals and providing 20 assists.

Instead, Politano is moved to a support striker role with Romelu Lukaku.

Lukaku is hoping to become the first Inter striker since 1994-95 to score in each of his three opening Serie A appearances.

Diego Godin gets his first start in a Nerazzurri jersey and Stefan de Vrij has shaken off a muscular problem, while Nicolò Barella and Stefano Sensi share the midfield after their Italy exploits.

Udinese started the season with a 1-0 victory over Milan, but crumbled against Parma and remain deeply unpredictable under Coach Igor Tudor.

Rodrigo De Paul resisted transfer temptation and is back in the starting XI in support of Kevin Lasagna, as deadline day signing Stefano Okaka is on the bench.

Ken Sema is launched on the left flank, where the Watford loaner’s pace can cause real problems, but William Troost-Ekong and Stefano Okaka injured.

The Friulani have failed to score in their last three Serie A meetings with Inter, just one off their worst run against the Milanese giants of four in 1962.

Inter: Handanovic; Godin, De Vrij, Skriniar; Candreva, Barella, Brozovic, Sensi, Asamoah; Politano, R Lukaku

Inter bench: Padelli, Gagliardini, Alexis Sanchez, Vecino, Lautaro Martinez, Ranocchia, Lazaro, Borja Valero, Dimarco, D’Ambrosio, Biraghi, Bastoni

Udinese: Musso; Becao, De Maio, Opoku; Stryger-Larsen, Jajalo, Walace, Fofana, Sema; De Paul; Lasagna

Udinese bench: Perisan, Nicolas, Sierralta, Samir, Nuytinck, Pussetto, Nestorovski, Mandragora, Barak, Teodorczyk

Ref: Mariani

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