Sky Sports writes about which players are likely to feature against Empoli.
Mancini will bring captain Andrea Ranocchia and midfield fulcrum Mateo Kovacic back into the starting lineup after being suspended against Genoa. There is good news for Rodrigo Palacio as well, who has avoided needing surgery and is training with the group fully.
Since Juan Jesus will still be sitting out three more games, Mancio will have to choose who will partner Ranocchia in central defense. Nemanja Vidic and Marco Andreolli are the two choices he will have to decide between. Tomorrow there will be two training sessions where the first clues will be seen as to the answer of that question. In between these sessions will be Xherdan Shaqiri’s presentation press conference.
Source: Sky Sports
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