Got to get the points here. Sassuolo are their midtable selves, but come in terrible form, four games without a win.
I'd expect the usual team, with only a few doubts:
- Calabria or Conti: Calabria is in great form, but Conti is an assist machine.
- Kessié or Biglia/Samu: Kessié will reportedly be ready, but he left injured the midweek game. If he can't play, Biglia seems like the obvious choice, either swapping with Bakayoko or with Paquetá. The other choice is what we saw at Lazio, Hakan playing mezz'ala and Castillejo on the left wing.
- Suso or Castillejo. Suso was our best offensive player by a huge margin the first half of the season, but is in such a shit form I wonder what happens when he goes to the WC. Samu was amazing against Empoli and Suso played in midweek -- everything points to Samu starting this one. We've seen that Suso seemingly can't perform anywhere but on the right wing, put perhaps this is the right time to move him around a bit, especially if Hakan plays mezz'ala, I'd be curious to see Suso as LW.
A couple of recent ones at San Siro: