Inter Milan coach Simone Inzaghi already has a clear idea in mind regarding his starting lineup ahead of the major showdown against Juventus.
Since the start of the season, the Nerazzurri have identified the Scudetto title as the club’s main objective.
Therefore, Sunday’s Derby d’Italia might just be their most important domestic clash of the campaign, as it pits them against their main title rivals.
Naturally, Inzaghi will launch his strongest available lineup.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport via FcInterNews, four Nerazzurri stars will return to the first XI after vacating their spots against Fiorentina for various reasons.
Nicolo Barella and Hakan Calhanoglu will reclaim their automatic berths in the middle of the park alongside the omnipresent Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
The key midfield duo were both serving a one-match ban last weekend. Davide Frattesi and Kristjan Asllani deputized for them, but the two young midfielders will start on the bench this time around.
Inzaghi will also re-introduce Federico Dimarco on the left-hand side. The Italian wingback has been one of the main protagonists at the club this season. Nevertheless, Inzaghi opted to rest him against Fiorentina while starting Carlos Augusto.
Finally, Francesco Acerbi will return to marshall the backline alongside Benjamin Pavard and Alessandro Bastoni. Inzaghi will thus drop Stefan de Vrij to the bench.
Inter Milan Coach Simone Inzaghi To Reintroduce Four Key Players To The Starting Lineup Vs Juventus
On another note, the pink newspaper reveals that the Inter coach and his players will test the newly installed pitch at San Siro.
Therefore, the club will hold the final training session on Saturday at the stadium rather than their training ground at Appiano Gentile.
The pitch was re-sodded while the Nerazzurri were away in Saudi Arabia to take part in the Italian Super Cup tournament, so they have yet to experiment it.