Luciano Spalletti’s Inter side travel to Turin on Sunday as they go in search of breathing room in third spot in Serie A.
I Nerazzurri will look to get back to winning ways having drawn last time out against Sassuolo whilst Napoli and Juventus extended their stranglehold over the Italian top flight.
Spalletti will be without the services of winger Keita Balde this weekend who sustained a thigh injury in training last week, whilst the rebellious Radja Nainggolan still remains out of favour with the manager.
Here’s a look at how they could line up on Sunday.
3. Goalkeeper and Defenders
Samir Handanovic (GK) – The ever-reliable Handanovic has played every minute of Inter’s league campaign this year, conceding just 14 goals in his 20 appearances. He will look to keep Torino at bay this weekend which Inter have failed to do in the last six meetings between the clubs.
Danilo D’Ambrosio (RB) – The Italian full-back will go up against his former employers on Sunday evening, having left Torino for Inter in 2014.
Stefan de Vrij (CB) – Since joining I Nerazzurri last summer, De Vrij has been a revelation at the heart of their defence. He has made 15 appearances in Serie A this term, conceding just eight goals in the process.
Milan Skriniar (CB) – Skriniar has missed just two league games all year and has become a mainstay in Luciano Spalletti’s fearsome backline.
Kwadwo Asamoah (RB) – The versatile full-back has played exclusively on the left side of Inter’s defence this season, but has failed to register a single goal or assist in the league so far despite his undeniable attacking talents.
Marcelo Brozovic (CDM) – The World Cup finalist has impressed at the base of Inter’s midfield this season and has missed just three league games all year.
Matias Vecino (CDM) – Vecino has only beaten Torino once in his professional career and will be desperate to notch a second on Sunday evening as they seek to keep Milan and Roma at arm’s length.
Matteo Politano (RM) – Despite appearing in all 20 Serie A games so far this season, Politano has notched just two league goals, neither of which have come in their last nine outings, and the Italian will be as eager as anyone to jot his name on the scoresheet on Sunday.
Ivan Perisic (LM) – Though the Croat has undoubtedly been one of Inter’s brightest sparks this season, he has still only scored three league goals and will look to improve his tally this weekend.
Joao Mario (CAM) – The former West Ham loanee has only started nine games this term but with Nainggolan falling out of favour, Mario has been thrust into the limelight and has started the last seven.
Mauro Icardi (ST) – The club captain has notched nine times in his 17 Serie A appearances this season but has failed to find the net in his last four and the Argentine will be desperate to get back amongst the goals against Torino.