Sassuolo boss Robert de Zerbi will return to the 4-3-3 he’s used at times this season, using more or less the personnel we anticipated. Hamed Junior Traorè will start from the bench, which means he’s definitely going to score as a substitute against the club that refused to buy him over what certainly look like bogus medical concerns.
Fiorentina mister Vincenzo Montella, his hand forced by absences in defense, has reverted to a 4-3-3 shape from his usual 3-5-2. Lorenzo Venuti replaces Pol Lirola on the right, while Marco Benassi will make a rare start in relief of Milan Badelj in midfield with Erick Pulgar sliding into the holding role. Up top, Kevin-Prince Boateng will work at striker with Riccardo Sottil also getting a start opposite Federico Chiesa while Franck Ribery is suspended.
Sassuolo (4-3-3): Consigli; Toljan, Marlon, Romagna, Peluso; Duncan, Magnanelli, Đuričić; Berardi, Caputo, Boga
Fiorentina (4-3-3): Drągowski; Venuti, Milenković, Pezzella, Dalbert; Benassi, Pulgar, Castrovilli; Chiesa, Boateng, Sottil
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