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Saturday December 14 2019
Line-ups: Napoli v Parma

Napoli make their debut under new coach Gennaro Gattuso, who returns the 4-3-3 formation in a head-to-head for position with Gervinho’s Parma.

It kicks off at 17.30 GMT at the Stadio San Paolo, follow the build-up and action as it happens on the LIVEBLOG.

The game was meant to begin at 17.00 GMT, but was postponed by 30 minutes after emergency work was done on the roof following storm damage overnight.

It has been a chaotic few days for the club, who sacked Carlo Ancelotti hours after a 4-0 win over Genk sent them into the Champions League Round of 16.

Gattuso was brought in on Wednesday and he immediately announced he’d return them to a 4-3-3 formation, in the style of predecessor Maurizio Sarri.

He has done just that, with Lorenzo Insigne and Jose Callejon flanking Arkadiusz Milik.

Nikola Maksimovic is suspended, with Faouzi Ghoulam, Kevin Malcuit and Lorenzo Tonelli injured.

Parma are remarkably in joint seventh place with Napoli on 21 points, so this is a genuine head-to-head for position and European ambitions.

Roberto Inglese (on loan from Napoli), Yann Karamoh, Juraj Kucka and Matteo Scozzarella are all carrying knocks.

Therefore, Andreas Cornelius is supported by Dejan Kulusevski and Gervinho.

Napoli: Meret; Di Lorenzo, Manolas, Koulibaly, Mario Rui; Fabian Ruiz, Allan, Zielinski; Callejon, Milik, Insigne

Napoli bench: Ospina, Karnezis, Luperto, Hysaj, Elmas, Gaetano, Llorente, Lozano, Mertens, Younes, Leandrinho

Parma: Sepe; Darmian, Iacoponi, Bruno Alves, Gagliolo; Hernani, Brugman, Barillà; Kulusevski, Cornelius, Gervinho

Parma bench: Colombi, Alastra, Dermaku, Grassi, Laurini, Adorante, Sprocati, Pezzella

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