Feb 04

Lazio vs Chievo; preview

This Sunday we take on Chievo Verona, the team we usually beat away but struggle massively at home. Chievo has been quite inconsistent this season but nevertheless the fact that they have more points than, for instance, Fiorentina, Genoa and Sampdoria and that they beat second placed Napoli 2 days ago tell that we should take this match very seriously, something that this teams has failed doing in several occasions (Lecce, Catania etc).
Good news (or a cynic may even say bad because in his absence we collected 4 points) is that Zarate is coming back from suspension and it seems Matuzalem is fit to feature again. I would like to see Matu start for Ledesma against Chievo and form a midfield along with Gonzales and Mauri with Hernanes behind Zarate and Kozak. I think we need to attack Chievo and score as quickly as possible, though this has not proven to be an easy thing is Serie A this term, even against weaker teams.

In defense, no chances are foreseen with Muslera, Lichsteiner, Biava, Dias and Radu keeping their starting places. Hope they keep a close eye on Sergio Pelissier who always scores against us.

Needless to say, three points on this  occasion would be massive in order to chase the objective or returning to Europe in light of the fact that Inter is back on track and we have to fight with Napoli, roma, Juve, Udinese for the remaining spots for European competitions.

Rocchi, Floccari, Diakite, Garrido and Del Nero are still injured and Mr Reja cannot count on them.

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