Empoli manager Aurelio Andreazzoli picks Szymon Żurkowski and Patrick Cutrone—both Viola exes—along with purported Viola transfer target Samuele Ricci. Lorenzo Tonelli gets the start at the back.
Fiorentina boss Vincenzo Italiano opts for Pietro Terracciano in goal and José Callejón on the wing as Bartłomiej Drągowski and Nicolás González still aren’t fully fit. Nikola Milenković and Lucas Martínez Quarta return to the center of defense after their suspension, while Alfred Duncan and Álvaro Odriozola get the nod over Gaetano Castrovilli and Lorenzo Venuti, respectively.
Empoli (4-3-1-2): Vicario; Stojanović, Tonelli, Luperto, Parisi; Żurkowski, Ricci, Henderson; di Francesco; Cutrone, Pinamonti
Fiorentina (4-3-3): Terracciano; Odriozola, Milenković, Martínez Quarta, Biraghi; Bonaventura, Torreira, Duncan; Callejón, Vlahović, Saponara
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