Wednesday October 28 2015
Napoli to rest Insigne

Napoli are unlikely to risk Lorenzo Insigne when Palermo visit San Paolo tonight.

The attacker took a knock to his knee in the win over Chievo on Sunday, with the player’s agent calling for more protection to be given to his client.

Insigne missed most of last season with a cruciate ligament injury, and has had numerous knee scares this season, even withdrawing from the last Italy squad.

Coach Maurizio Sarri is therefore unlikely to risk Insigne for tonight’s match, with both Gazzetta dello Sport and Tuttomercatoweb expecting him to start on the bench.

Belgian international Dries Mertens, who replaced Insigne in the Chievo match is his likely replacement, supporting Gonzalo Higuain along with Jose Callejon.

Probable Napoli team to face Palermo: Reina; Hysaj, Albiol, Chiriches, Ghoulam; Allan, Jorginho, Hamsik; Callejon, Higuain, Mertens.