There are growing concerns that Atalanta will be decimated in defence when they visit Lecce in Serie A on Sunday afternoon.
Gian Piero Gasperini is losing hope fast that Rafael Toloi or Berat Djimsisi will recover from muscular problems in time for this weekend.
January signing Bosko Sutalo is still nowhere near fully fit, so Mattia Caldara and Jose Luis Palomino are the only options to join Berat Djimsiti.
There are even suggestions Gasperini could scrap his trademark three-man defence to deal with the crisis at the back, although that does seem improbable.
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