As they continue their pursuit of the league leaders in defence of the Scudetto, Inter Milan welcome lowly Udinese to San Siro on Sunday.
The third-placed Nerazzurri got back to winning ways in midweek, while their visitors endured a seventh straight winless game to slip closer to the Serie A drop zone.
Following four games without a goal, Inter will hope the renewal of Lautaro Martinez‘s contract this week will boost his confidence in the final third, as he teams up with top scorer Edin Dzeko in attack after the Bosnian striker was rested at Empoli.
Simone Inzaghi is also likely to bring Hakan Calhanoglu and Ivan Perisic back into the starting XI, as Roberto Gagliardini and midweek goalscorer Federico Dimarco miss out.
After Stefano Sensi recently returned from a knee problem, the champions have no injury absences to concern them, and will line up in their tried and tested 3-5-2 formation once again.
Udinese have only Ignacio Pussetto and his former Watford colleague Gerard Deulofeu sidelined this weekend, as long-term absentees Ilija Nestorovski and Mato Jajalo recently returned to the fold and will feature on the bench.
Up front, top scorer Beto should be joined by Isaac Success, who scored the Bianconeri’s only goal on Wednesday, while Roberto Pereyra offers the option of playing off a lone frontman should Luca Gotti choose to bolster his side against Inter’s well-oiled midfield machine.
Meanwhile, wing-back Jens Stryger Larsen will hope for a recall at the expense of either Destiny Udogie or Nahuel Molina out wide.
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