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Heavy squad rotation expected against Parma

Parma are already relegated, so with Napoli having to go all-out on Thursday, Rafa Benitez will likely use a number of backups in Sunday's match.

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Napoli are in a tough position in two races, trying to chase down Roma and Lazio in Serie A while needing to go for broke next Thursday to make the Europa League final.

Still, with Parma's poor squad and Napoli needing to be at full strength on Thursday, that means likely starts for several players who haven't played a lot lately. That could include Ivan Strinic, Duvan Zapata, Walter Gargano, Dries Mertens, Manolo Gabbiadini, Henrique, and Kalidou Kouliably.

It's doubtful that all of those players will start, but several of them almost certainly will to keep other key players rested. Even a heavily rotate side should be good enough to beat Parma -- they've already been guaranteed relegation for a reason, and it's definitely not just because of their points deductions -- but Napoli do need to find a way to assure victory given the opportunity given to them to close the gap on Roma after they lost to Milan on Saturday.

Each of Jonathan De Guzman, Camilo Zuniga, and loanee-in-exile Michu are still out injured. The full 22 man matchday squad available is listed below.

Goalkeepers: Rafael Cabral, Mariano Andujar, Roberto Colombo

Defenders: Giandomenico Mesto, Christian Maggio, Henrique, Miguel Britos, Raul Albiol, Kalidou Koulibaly, Ivan Strinic, Faouzi Ghoulam

Midfielders: Jorginho, Gokhan Inler, Walter Gargano, David Lopez, Dries Mertens, Marek Hamsik

Forwards: Jose Callejon, Lorenzo Insigne, Manolo Gabbiadini, Duvan Zapata, Gonzalo Higuain