It's a good thing that this team is so lovable, because waking up at two in the morning to watch and cover a match is painful.
Napoli's lineup is... something. Despite expectations of a return to the lineup for a now-healthy Jorginho, instead Walter Gargano continues in midfield and is partnered by David Lopez today. So there won't be much cohesion or creativity from the pivot. Again. And Miguel Britos is playing at left back. Again. At least we're seeing Camilo Zuniga at right back, something many Napoli fans have wanted since Faouzi Ghoulam returned to health, but the rest of the changes... man.
Oh, and apparently Dries Mertens is carrying a knock and has been even though Rafa never mentioned anything about it since the Palermo match. So there's that. Woo. And stuff.
Sassuolo rotated their squad more than anticipated, giving Napoli a greater chance at getting the result they want today. Fingers crossed things work out according to plan for once.
Sassuolo (4-3-3): Consigli; Gazzola, Cannavaro, Acerbi, Peluso; Brighi, Magnanelli, Taider; Floccari, Zaza, Sansone
Napoli: (4-2-3-1): Rafael; Zuniga, Albiol, Koulibaly, Britos; Gargano, Lopez; Insigne, Hamsik, Callejon; Higuain
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