Want to know a fun oddity about cup competitions that most people don't know about? Suspensions carry over between seasons. Thanks to that, Napoli will be without both Raul Albiol and Gokhan Inler on Thursday against Udinese.
Inler was sent off during the Coppa Italia final against Udinese last year, and Albiol picked up a yellow card that triggered an accumulation suspension. It's unfortunate, but in this early round facing an Udinese side battered by injuries and poor form Napoli should be able to get by without them.
It's looking likely that Jorginho and Walter Gargano start in midfield, with Henrique Buss stepping in to defense in place of Albiol. The full 19 man squad available for tomorrow's match is listed below, sadly still sans Josip Radosevic.
Goalkeepers: Rafael Cabral, Mariano Andujar, Roberto Colombo
Defenders: Christian Maggio, Giandomenico Mesto, Ivan Strinic, Henrique Buss, Miguel Britos, Kalidou Koulibaly
Midfielders: Jorginho, David Lopez, Walter Gargano, Jonathan De Guzman, Dries Mertens, Marek Hamsik
Forwards: Jose Callejon, Manolo Gabbiadini, Duvan Zapata, Gonzalo Higuain