Serie A Preview: Empoli vs. Lazio

Maurizio Sarri makes his official Lazio debut in opposition to the membership the place he first skilled Serie A and there are nonetheless many uncertainties round each groups.

Patrick Cutrone is pushing Nicolas Haas for a beginning spot upfront following the entertaining 4-2 Coppa Italia victory over Vicenza. They have been promoted below Alessio Dionisi, however coach Aurelio Andreazzoli has now returned for a 3rd stint on the Stadio Castellani.

Lazio’s switch technique was held up by a scarcity of liquidity, though this week they have been lastly capable of register new gamers together with Felipe Anderson, Pedro and Raul Moro. It’s an enormous shift from Simone Inzaghi’s 3-5-1-1 to Sarri’s 4-3-3 and pre-season friendlies have been blended.

Stat truth: Empoli have misplaced every of their final 5 Serie A conferences with Lazio.

Possible line-ups

Empoli (4-3-2-1): Vicario; Stojanovic, Ismajli, Romagnoli, Marchizza; S Ricci, Stulac, Bandinelli; Bajrami, Haas; Mancuso

Suspended: None

Injured: None

On a yellow card: None

Lazio (4-3-3): Strakosha; Lazzari, Luiz Felipe, Acerbi, Hysaj; Milinkovic-Savic, Leiva, Luis Alberto; Felipe Anderson, Motionless, Correa

Suspended: None

Injured: Adekanye, Cataldi

On a yellow card: None

Ref: Sozza

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