According to reports from Andrea Paventi of “Sky Sport” the game vs. Lazio represents an opportunity for both Medel and Guarin to prove themselves to the coach. Both players have performed below Mancini’s expectations and both will likely take the field on Sunday with this in their minds. Freddy Guarin has been especially disappointing, showing flashes of brilliance such as his goals against Napoli and Sassuolo. However, these flashes have been spaced between many poor decisions on the pitch. Ideally the Colombian will turn this poor form around and become a nice gift under Mancini’s tree.