Friday March 1 2013
Chiellini will start for Juventus

Giorgio Chiellini is being tipped to start for Juventus in their Scudetto clash against Napoli on Friday night.

The defender has reportedly passed a fitness test this morning which should see him selected ahead of Federico Peluso.

The Italian international returned to action last week for the first time since picking up a muscle strain at the end of 2012.

However, Chiellini limped out of the 3-0 win over Siena with an ankle problem which had made him a doubt for the San Paolo tie.

The 28-year-old has only made 14 League appearances so far this season after being restricted by injuries.

He’s not started a game in the Italian top-flight since the 3-0 win over Atalanta back on December 16.

Juventus probable: Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini; Lichtsteiner, Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio, Asamoah; Vucinic, Giovinco.