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Fiorentina vs. Chievo: Lineups and Final Thread of 2015

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The Viola can end 2015 in Serie A's 2nd spot?!? Yeah, and donkeys will fly...

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Hey everybody! Happy Holidays, and welcome to our last Serie A match of 2015.

Paulo Sousa has decided not to gamble much with Fiorentina hosting a very decent Chievo Verona side today. Borja Valero returns after resting in the Coppa Italia defeat, while Facundo Roncaglia replaces Nenad Tomovic in defense.

Federico Bernardeschi starts again after looking a bit burnt out in midweek, but perhaps he will be inspired to face the club that he scored his first Serie A goal against last season. Giuseppe Rossi misses out on a start again, continuing to stir growing whispers on his future in the Florentine media.

Chievo are as expected, but it is especially worth noting that Rolando Maran fields ex-Viola defenders in 3 of the 4 slots in his defensive set up. Hopefully they will be feeling generous on this festive return to Florence.

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FIORENTINA (3-4-2-1): Tatarusanu; Roncaglia, Gonzalo, Astori; Bernardeschi, Vecino, Badelj, Alonso; Ilicic, Borja Valero; Kalinic

Chievo Verona (4-3-1-2): Bizzarri; Cacciatorie, Dainelli, Gamberini, Gobbi; Castro, Radovanovic, Hetemaj; Birsa; Paloschi, Meggiorini

How To Watch

This one is online thanks to our favorite network to hate, beIN, and it's on RAI International as well if you get that channel. Other local listings can be found here.

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