Inter have Lucio back in defence against Inter today, but Wesley Sneijder is only fit for the bench.
Leonardo needs a result to lift morale after back-to-back defeats against Milan and Schalke. Kick-off at San Siro is at 17.00 UK time.
Cristian Chivu is suspended following his red card in the derby, joining Walter Samuel in the stands.
There were injury fears over Dejan Stankovic and Sneijder, but the Serb is fit to start and the Dutchman ready for the bench.
Thiago Motta and Diego Milito are also rested, while Lucio returns from his ban to bolster the defence.
Chievo made the trip without the suspended Roberto Guana, plus injured Luciano, Santiago Morero and Nicolas Frey.
Davide Moscardelli is given the role of playing alongside hitman Sergio Pellissier, with Gelson Fernandes in midfield.
Chievo beat Inter 2-1 earlier this season in a game that saw Samuel Eto'o given a three-match ban for head-butting Bostjan Cesar in the chest.
They won't cross paths again to begin with, as Cesar is on the bench in favour of ex-Inter centre-back Marco Andreolli.
Inter: 1 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 6 Lucio, 15 Ranocchia, 55 Nagatomo; 4 Zanetti, 19 Cambiasso, 5 Stankovic; 14 Kharja; 7 Pazzini, 9 Eto'o
Inter bench: 12 Castellazzi, 2 Cordoba, 8 Thiago Motta, 10 Sneijder, 22 Milito, 23 Materazzi, 27 Pandev
Chievo: 28 Sorrentino; 20 Sardo, 5 Mandelli, 3 Andreolli, 17 Jokic; 6 Fernandes, 16 Rigoni, 23 Costant; 26 Bogliacino; 80 Moscardelli, 31 Pellissier.
Chievo bench: 18 Squizzi, 4 Mantovani, 7 Marcolini, 12 Cesar, 77 Thereau, 84 Pulzetti, 90 Uribe
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