Serie A 2016-17 season preview

How are Serie A's 20 clubs shaping up for the 2016-17 season? Football Italia runs through the summer's changes and tries to predict final standings...


With Gian Piero Gasperini now at the helm and more promising youth coming through, Atalanta are aiming for a more comfortable campaign, writes Barney Lloyd-Wood. Read more


After Roberto Donadoni turned their fortunes around last term, Bologna want to see what they can do with the ex-Italy boss from the start, writes Michelle Bonsu. Read more



The Sardinians are back in Serie A after just one season in the wilderness and fully intend to stay, writes Marco D'Onofrio. Read more


From Flying Donkeys to old faithfuls of the Serie A scene, Chievo have become one of the most reliable top flight outfits in Italy, explains Nick Valerio. Read more


A tiny Calabrian club making its first ever foray into the Italian top flight, Crotone hope to continue their amazing rise, notes Colin Millar. Read more
EMPOLI After a third change of Coach in as many years, Empoli aim to carry on their impressive growth as a team and a club, writes Samuel Bridges. Read more  
FIORENTINA Paulo Sousa put Fiorentina in contention for a top four spot throughout his first campaign and believes he can do even better, says George Rinaldi. Read more  


New Coach Ivan Juric returns to his old stomping ground and intends to bring the thrill back to Marassi, writes Dave Stacey. Read more


Frank de Boer steps into a pressure-cooker situation by replacing Roberto Mancini just two weeks before the start of the season, warns Richard Hall. Read more


The Bianconeri are putting together a superstar squad to target a sixth consecutive Serie A title and the Champions League, writes Luca Cetta. Read more



A chaotic pre-season, big name departures and fan protests mean little is really expected of Simone Inzaghi's side, claims Paul Hill. Read more



Another season, another revolution with Vincenzo Montella trying to create a team identity where others failed, writes Susy Campanale. Read more


The shock departure of Gonzalo Higuain to Juventus means Maurizio Sarri has to rethink his Napoli approach, notes Vincent Van Genechten. Read more


Palermo fans and players can only hope for a less tormented campaign than the last, but Lorenzo Vicini is concerned. Read more


The Delfini are back in the top flight under Massimo Oddo, but must rebuild after going through the promotion play-offs, explains Rossella Marrai. Read more


Luciano Spalletti returned to the Olimpico in January and gets the chance to mould his side for a promising future, writes Chloe Beresford. Read more


The Blucerchiati have been through the wringer over the last couple of campaigns, but Edoardo Dalmonte sees promise this time around. Read more


Sassuolo just keep getting stronger every year, so can Eusebio Di Francesco's men surpass themselves after Europa League qualification? Ian Kerr analyses the Neroverdi. Read more


Sinisa Mihajlovic takes Toro towards a new direction with some big spending over the summer, writes Stuart Monteith. Read more


The Friulani face up to life without Antonio Di Natale and realise they've got to raise their game after last season's scare, warns Christian FitzHugh. Read more