Serie A 2017-18 season preview

Ahead of the new campaign, Football Italia's team of writers explain the ins and outs of all 20 Serie A sides and who to watch out for, before predicting the possible outcomes in what's set to be an exciting season.


After a surprise 2016-17 campaign that ended with European qualification, Matthew Guastaferro wonders if Atalanta can repeat those achievements this term. Read more



The first Serie A season in Benevento’s 88-year history is bound to be a memorable one whatever happens, writes Andrew Richardson. Read more



A young team filled with inconsistent talent and plenty of gaps to fill, Bologna will have a future-defining season, writes Dominic Zenti. Read more



Cagliari are aiming for Serie A stability as they enter a new era and build for the future, writes Marcello Cossali-Francis. Read more



After becoming a Serie A mainstay, Chievo can now re-develop their team through youth and raise the tempo, writes Billy Wilkinson. Read more



Following a miraculous relegation escape in their debut campaign, another season of struggle lies in wait for Crotone, writes Andrew Beasley. Read more



After an incredibly turbulent summer with numerous changes both on and off the field, Chloe Beresford explains what to expect from Fiorentina’s new-look side. Read more



Barely surviving the storm, can a battered and bruised Genoa successfully navigate their way through this term, asks Michelle Osei Bonsu? Read more



The Nerazzurri have everything in place to improve on last year’s showing and prove they are a force to be reckoned with again, writes Richard Hall. Read more



Already the team to beat, Adam Digby explains how Juventus made key reinforcements to a squad that must once again overcome the loss of big names. Read more



Lazio and Coach Simone Inzaghi face the tough task of balancing Europa League and Serie A football this season, writes Tom Scholes. Read more



The Rossoneri have been completely revamped under new ownership and the pressure is on to deliver the results, notes Susy Campanale. Read more



Napoli gained admirers all over Europe for their fluid, attacking football but, as Gaby McKay explains, it’s time to win something tangible. Read more



It is a year of radical change for the Giallorossi and one must consequently be realistic about their short-term prospects, writes Andrea Tallarita. Read more



More outs than ins do little to get the Blucerchiati faithful dreaming at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris, writes Barney Lloyd-Wood. Read more



Replacing Eusebio Di Francesco, Cristian Bucchi steps into the Sassuolo role after a misfiring season, writes Matthew Santangelo. Read more



Surprise outfit Spal are back in the top tier after 50 years, so Jamie Thorn wonders if they’ve got what it takes to stay there. Read more



Keeping Andrea Belotti will not be enough for Europe, as the Granata must patch up their defence as well, writes Vilizar Yakimov. Read more



The Zebras will be looking to improve on last season’s 13th-place finish and break in to the top half of the table, writes Peter Fernie. Read more



Newly promoted, and after a hectic pre-season including the Antonio Cassano circus, Greg Murray asks can Hellas Verona beat the drop?. Read more