Venezia coach Paolo Zanetti, as expected, hands recently-signed veteran Sergio Romero his debut in goal. The bigger surprise is that Ethan Ampadu (still can’t believe he’s Arancioneroverdo) , normally a defender, slots into central midfield, likely in an effort to inject some extra muscle into the engine room and slow down that high-powered Viola passing.
Fiorentina boss Vincenzo Italiano doesn’t have Bartłomiej Drągowski or Gaetano Castrovilli, so Pietro Terracciano and Alfred Duncan will step in. Just because he’s missing a couple of stalwarts, though, doesn’t mean he’s not up to his usual tricks and rotating heavily. This time, it’s Riccardo Sottil and Sofyan Amrabat replacing Nicolás González (who may not be fully fit) and Lucas Torreira, while Igor gets the nod ahead of Lucas Martínez Quarta at the back.
Venezia (4-3-3): Romero; Ebuehi, Svoboda, Ceccaroni, Haps; Busio, Vacca, Ampadu; Aramu, Henry, Johnsen
Fiorentina (4-3-3): Terracciano; Odriozola, Milenković, Igor, Biraghi; Bonaventura, Amrabat, Duncan; Callejón, Vlahović, Sottil
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