The hosts will look to continue their winning ways under new coach Claudio Ranieri when they lock horns with their southern counterparts at San Siro
Nagatomo, Lucio, Samuel, Chivu
Zanetti, Cambiasso, Obi
Campagnaro, Cannavaro, Aronica
Maggio, Inler, Gargano, Dossena
Claudio Ranieri will be without the services of influential midfielders Wesley Sneijder and Thiago Motta who are out injured. Ivan Cordoba and Emiliano Viviano are still sidelined with knee problems while Andrea Poli is not yet ready to feature for the first team. Andrea Ranocchia is suspended after picking up a red card against Novara. Dejan Stankovic and Maicon were named to the squad after injury lay-offs. Giampaolo Pazzini will have to pass a late fitness test to face Napoli on Saturday.
Walter Mazzarri will be unable to call on his star striker Edinson Cavani, who limped off in the second half of the Champions League win over Villarreal midweek with an ankle injury. Defender Miguel Britos and midfielder Blerim Dzemaili will also miss the crunch class at San Siro.
||DID YOU KNOW?|
- Inter are unbeaten in their last 14 Serie A matches at San Siro.
- The Nerazzurri have won two games in a row in all competitions since Claudio Ranieri replaced Gian Piero Gasperini as coach.
- Napoli have failed to score in two of their first four Serie A encounters this season.
- The Coppa Italia holders beat Walter Mazzarri's men 3-1 at San Siro before playing out a 1-1 draw at the San Paolo during the 2010-11 campaign.
- The southern Italians have only win in their last five league games away from home (W1 D1 L3).
- Inter have scored 10 goals in their last five home Serie A matches (W4 D1 L0).