NEWS
Sunday January 10 2021
Line-ups: Udinese v Napoli

Napoli need to get back on track, but remain short on attacking options as they face Rodrigo De Paul’s Udinese.

It kicks off at 14.00 GMT, you can follow the build-up and action as it happens from today’s six Serie A games on the LIVEBLOG.

The Partenopei have fallen into crisis mode over the last few weeks, managing just one win and a draw in the last five rounds, culminating in a 2-1 home defeat to Spezia on Wednesday.

Dries Mertens, Victor Osimhen and Kevin Malcuit are still out, with Arkadiusz Milik excluded amid a contract dispute all season.

It leaves only Andrea Petagna to lead the line with support from Lorenzo Insigne, Piotr Zielinski and Chucky Lozano.

Kalidou Koulibaly is also not fully fit, so Amir Rrahmani gets his first Napoli start.

Udinese miss Fernando Forestieri, Ignacio Pussetto, Stefano Okaka and Mato Jajalo, which contributed to their recent struggles.

The Friulani are without a win in five rounds, managing just three draws, but fought back twice to snatch a 2-2 draw with Bologna on Wednesday in stoppages.

De Paul is the star man pulling the strings in midfield and has been linked with a potential move to Juventus, Inter, Napoli or Leeds United.

He’s providing the assists for Kevin Lasagna and Roberto Pereyra, moved into a more advanced role, with Rolando Mandragora in midfield.

Udinese: Musso; Becao, Bonifazi, Samir; Molina, De Paul, Arslan, Mandragora, Stryger-Larsen; Pereyra; Lasagna

Napoli: Meret; Di Lorenzo, Manolas, Rrahmani, Hysaj; Fabian Ruiz, Bakayoko; Lozano, Zielinski, L Insigne; Petagna

Ref: Pasqua