Matteo Darmian is the favourite to start at right-wingback for Inter Milan in their Serie A match against Juventus on Sunday.
This according to Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia, via FCInterNews.
By and large, Inter coach Simone Inzaghi will be aiming to start his strongest possible starting eleven against Juventus this weekend.
It is not hard to see why. The Bianconeri are, based on this season’s form, the most formidable opponent that Inter have to face in the league.
And in the Serie A table, the Nerazzurri are virtually neck-and-neck with their Derby d’Italia rivals.
Therefore, Inzaghi has few real decisions to make as far as the lineups for Sunday evening’s match.
In defense, the Nerazzuri coach will go with the back three of Alessandro Bastoni, Francesco Acerbi, and Benjamin Pavard.
That means that Stefan de Vrij will drop to the bench after starting against Fiorentina.
And in midfield, it will be the trio of Nicolo Barella, Hakan Calhanoglu, and Henrikh Mkhitaryan. Barella and Calhanoglu will be returning from suspension.
In goal, Yann Sommer will certainly continue his run of starting every single Serie A match this season for Inter.
And on the left flank, Federico Dimarco will return after not playing either from the start or as a substitute against Fiorentina.
Matteo Darmian To Start For Inter Vs Juventus – Dumfries Stays On The Bench
The one real decision that Inzaghi has to make comes at right-wingback.
In the Nerazzurri’s last four matches across all competition, Darmian has started on the flank.
The former Manchester United veteran has gotten the nod over Denzel Dumfries. The reason has been that Dumfries has not quite been at his best fitness-wise.
But the Dutchman did make an appearance off the bench against Fiorentina.
He replaced Darmian to close out the match, showing no lack of fitness.
Therefore, there looks to be a bit of a decision to make on the right.
However, Sky reports, Inzaghi is already leaning in one direction.
The Inter coach will likely start Darmian once again. However, Dumfries should certainly be fit enough to be an option off the bench.