Inter Milan coach Simone Inzaghi has decided to start Hakan Calhanoglu in midfield, and Alexis Sanchez and Marcus Thuram in attack against Bologna. This evening’s Serie A matchday 28 clash kicks off at 18.00 CET.

Inzaghi has opted for a few changes to the team that beat Genoa on Monday.

Firstly, the big news is that Hakan Calhanoglu is back in the team.

The Turkish international has been out for the last three matches due to a thigh injury. However, he comes straight back into the starting eleven.

Then, there are also returns to the starting lineup for striker Marcus Thuram and defender Francesco Acerbi.

Both of the pair had made their returns from injury off the bench against Genoa.

However, this time around, the French and Italian internationals play from the start.

Yann Bisseck Starts In Defense – Alexis Sanchez Gets The Nod In Attack

In goal, it is Yann Sommer who takes up his usual starting spot.

Then, in defense, Inzaghi has changed things up completely compared to the team that faced Genoa.

That means that Alessandro Bastoni comes back from suspension. Then, Acerbi and Yann Bisseck take the place of Stefan de Vrij and Benjamin Pavard.

Then, Brazilian international Carlos Augusto moves from defense to left-wingback.

Accordingly, Federico Dimarco gets a rest.

And on the right flank, Matteo Darmian gets the nod over Denzel Dumfries.

In midfield, meanwhile, the return of Calhanoglu means that Inter play with their first-choice trio for the first time in three matches.

That means that Nicolo Barella and Henrikh Mkhitaryan start alongside the Turkish international.

Lastly, in attack Inter captain Lautaro Martinez gets a rest.

That means that former Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez starts in attack, partnering Thuram.

Therefore, Marko Arnautovic is on the bench against his old side Bologna.

Official Starting Lineups Bologna Vs Inter Milan

Bologna (4-1-4-1): Skorupski; Posch, Beukema, Lucumi, Kristiansen; Freuler; Aebischer, Saelemakers, Ferguson; Odgaard, Zirkzee.
Substitutes: Ravaglia, Bagnolini, Calafiori, Ilic, De Silvestri, Corazza, Lykogiannis, El Azzouzi, Moro, Ndoye, Fabbian, Urbanski, Orsolini, Castro.
Coach: Thiago Motta.
Suspended: no one.
Injured and unavailable: Karlsson, Soumaoro.

Inter (3-5-2): Yann Sommer; Yann Bisseck, Francesco Acerbi, Alessandro Bastoni; Matteo Darmian, Nicolo Barella, Hakan Calhanoglu, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Carlos Augusto; Marcus Thuram, Alexis Sanchez.
Substitutes: Emil Audero, Raffaele Di Gennaro, Stefan de Vrij, Benjamin Pavard, Denzel Dumfries, Tajon Buchanan, Kristjan Asllani, Davide Frattesi, Davy Klaassen, Ebenezer Akinsanmiro, Marko Arnmautovic, Lautaro Martinez.
Coach: Simone Inzaghi.
Suspended: no one.
Injured and unavailable: Stefano Sensi, Juan Cuadrado.

Referee: Pairetto.
Assistant referees: Carbone and Giallatini.
Fourth official: Rapuano.
VAR: Mazzoleni Mariani.