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Fiorentina vs Lecce: Lineups and how to watch

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Another must-win match without Chiesa is a bit of a concern.

ACF Fiorentina v Parma Calcio - Serie A
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Late news

Absent his best defender in Germán Pezzella and his best attacker in Federico Chiesa (who’s officially injured and not just sitting out), Fiorentina boss Vincenzo Montella turns to Federico Ceccherini in the middle of the back three and Dušan Vlahović up top, with Gaetano Castrovilli and Erick Pulgar resuming their usual places in midfield. Lecce manager Fabio Liverani, meanwhile, lines up the exact XI we predicted, with Viola academy graduate Jacopo Petriccione in midfield.

Lineups

Fiorentina (3-5-2): Drągowski; Milenković, Ceccherini, Cáceres; Lirola, Pulgar, Badelj, Castrovilli, Dalbert; Ribery, Vlahović

Lecce (4-3-1-2): Rispoli, Rossettini, Lucioni, Calderoni; Petriccione, Tachtsidis, Tabanelli; Shakhov; Farias, La Mantia

How to watch

TV: Check RAI, but it looks like you’re going to have to stream this one. Find the international television listings here.

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