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New boy David Lopez in the matchday squad against Chievo Verona

Napoli's newest signing is available to play in the club's home opener of the Serie A campaign.

Will one of these two get replaced by Napoli's newest signing?
Will one of these two get replaced by Napoli's newest signing?
Gabriele Maltinti

With Napoli facing a huge match on Sunday against Chievo Verona, we could well see another new face make his debut as David Lopez has been named to the available squad for the match.

It's doubtful that the Spaniard starts, we should continue to see the Jorginho/Gokhan Inler pairing, but it does seem likely that we'll see Lopez on the pitch at some point. If Napoli are trying to hold a slim lead later in the match or are trying to stem the tide of Chievo momentum against them (unlikely, but still), Lopez and his ball-winning mentality could come very much in handy. That's especially true if Inler's rough form from the Genoa match continues, but that seemed to be due to lack of recent playing time more than anything.

It'll also be interesting to see how The Hero Of Genoa, Jonathan De Guzman, is used. He could ostensibly replace either Jorginho or Marek Hamsik in the lineup, but neither player has done poorly enough to warrant a benching. Instead, we'll more likely see De Guzman used as a super-sub again, along with Michu, who's also still awaiting his first start in a Napoli kit.

The only player unavailable is Faouzi Ghoulam, who's still at least a couple weeks away from returning from a fractured arm.

Here's the full 22-man squad available for the first league match in Naples this season:

Goalkeepers: Rafael Cabral, Mariano Andujar, Roberto Colombo

Defenders: Giandomenico Mesto, Chrisitan Maggio, Henrique Buss, Miguel Britos, Kalidou Koulibaly, Raul Albiol, Camilo Zuniga

Midfielders: Gokhan Inler, Jorginho, Walter Gargano, David Lopez, Jonathan De Guzman, Dries Mertens, Michu, Marek Hamsik

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