Inzaghi continues with the turnover and compared to Wednesday in the Champions League he makes 6 changes. He wants the three points to fly to +5 over Juventus. The team slept at the Coverciano technical center last night
24 September – MILAN
In Empoli to continue the winning streak, return to +3 over Milan, but above all extend to +5 over Juventus. Simone Inzaghi remains faithful to the rotation line and, after having made five changes in San Sebastian compared to the line-up lined up in the derby, at the Computer Gross Arena there should be six changes compared to Wednesday. The Piacenza coach wants the three points and will go after them by fielding fresh forces.
The first news is linked to the former Sassuolo midfielder who will play his first match as an Inter starter: he will take the place of Barella, who appeared short of energy in the Champions League after being drained by matches with the national team and the derby. Frattesi scored his first goal for the Nerazzurri against Milan and in Europe a shot from him (wrong) allowed Lautaro to score the equaliser. He played in Empoli (in Serie B) in 2019-20, the season plagued by Covid, and is keen to do well.
Compared to Wednesday, Thuram (for Arnautovic), Acerbi (for De Vrij), Dimarco (for Carlos Augusto) and Calhanoglu (for Asllani) will return as starters. The Turk has overcome the fatigue in his left adductor and even in yesterday’s training, before leaving by train for Florence (Inter slept in the Coverciano technical centre), he showed more than encouraging signs.
Darmian will also return to the starting line-up, but it will not be Pavard who will make way for him, who in the Champions League was one of the few to survive during a very difficult first half, but Dumfries. The Dutchman’s start to the season remains important, but he too seemed short of energy against Real Sociedad. Cuadrado would have been useful both in San Sebastian and Empoli, but he has not yet overcome the inflammation of his left Achilles tendon and remained in Milan together with the other injured player, Sensi. On the right, therefore, there will be Darmian.
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September 24, 2023 (modified September 24, 2023 | 11:19)
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