Italy start Giacomo Raspadori, Federico Chiesa, Nicolò Zaniolo and Alessandro Buongiorno in the decisive EURO 2024 qualifier against Mikhaylo Mudryk’s Ukraine, knowing a point would be sufficient.
It kicks off on neutral turf at the BayArena in Leverkusen at 19.45 GMT.
As the Azzurri won 2-1 when these sides met at San Siro in September, a point here would allow them to qualify thanks to a superior head-to-head record.
However, a victory is precious because it would put them in Pot 3 rather than 4 for the tournament draw, while whoever finishes third in this group goes into the play-offs.
Domenico Berardi has joined the absentee list with Alessandro Bastoni, Giorgio Scalvini, Ciro Immobile, Mateo Retegui, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Rafael Toloi, Mattia Zaccagni and more.
Chiesa scored twice in the 5-2 win over North Macedonia, which was his first appearance in this qualifying campaign, and he remains in the trident.
So does Raspadori, preferred again to Gianluca Scamacca, while Zaniolo beats Matteo Politano to a spot
Jorginho continues to pull the midfield strings, but is taken off penalty duty after his fourth miss in a row, while Davide Frattesi comes in for Giacomo Bonaventura.
Giovanni Di Lorenzo was suspended on Friday and returns at right-back, with Torino centre-back Alessandro Buongiorno taking over from Federico Gatti for only his second senior cap.
Ukraine are unbeaten at ‘home’ in this qualifying campaign, despite being forced to play on neutral turf due to the war, and held England to a 1-1 result.
Andriy Yarmolenko scored at San Siro, but is out following knee surgery, while Yukhym Konoplya shakes off a knock to start.
The star names are Premier League players Oleksandr Zinchenko of Arsenal, Chelsea midfielder Mudryk and Girona striker Artem Dovbyk.
Ukraine: Trubin; Konoplia, Svatok, Zabarnyi, Mykolenko; Stepanenko, Zinchenko; Tsygankov, Sudakov, Mudryk; Dovbyk
Ukraine bench: Bushchan, Riznyk, Bondar, Sydorchuk, Malinovskyi, Yaremchuk, Sikan, Pikhalonok, Tymchyk, Zubkov, Dubinchak, Matviyenko
Italy: Donnarumma; Di Lorenzo, Buongiorno, Acerbi, Dimarco; Frattesi, Jorginho, Barella; Zaniolo, Raspadori, Chiesa
Italy bench: Provedel, Vicario, Gatti, Biraghi, Bonaventura, Scamacca, Kean, Darmian, Cristante, Politano, El Shaarawy, Mancini
Ref: Manzano (ESP)