Fiorentina boss Vincenzo Italiano has decided that Sofyan Amrabat still isn’t fit enough for 90 minutes, so Alessandro Bianco draws his second straight start. Lorenzo Venuti and Giacomo Bonaventura replace Dodô and Antonín Barák, while Nikola Milenković returns at Lucas Martínez Quarta’s expense.
Sassuolo manager Alessio Dionisi has gone to the bench, opting for the little-used duo of Ruan Tressoldi at the back and Pedro Obiang (certainly joining the Viola soon) at the base of midfield. Domenico Berardi passed his fitness test and is thus clear to start, but may not last all 90 minutes.
Expect a slightly somber atmosphere in the Stadio Artemio Franchi, as today would have marked Davide Astori’s 36th birthday. Sempre con noi, capitano.
FIorentina (4-2-3-1): Terracciano; Venuti, Milenković, Igor, Biraghi; Bianco, Duncan; Ikoné, Bonaventura, Kouamé; Cabral
Sassuolo (4-3-3): Consigli; Toljan, Ruan, Ferrari, Rogério; Frattesi, Obiang, Traoré; Berardi, Pinamonti, Laurienté
How to watch
TV: Probably not, but check the full international television listings if you want to.
Online: Here is your list of safe, reliable, and legal streams. Any requests for or links to illegal streams will get you banned. If you’re the Twitter type, give us a follow; we’ll be providing live updates there. Otherwise, keep it in the comments for the usual mix of horror and more horror with the best damn sports community on the internet.