Francesco Calzona is looking for his first Napoli win with Victor Osimhen and Kvicha Kvaratskhelia, but Sassuolo debut under interim coach Emiliano Bigica.

It kicks off at the Mapei Stadium at 17.00 GMT.

You can follow all the build-up and action as it happens from this game and InterAtalanta on the LIVEBLOG.

These Serie A Week 21 fixtures were postponed from January due to the Supercoppa Italiana in Saudi Arabia.

The Partenopei have all but given up on a Champions League spot and risk not even qualifying for Europe after a disastrous post-Scudetto campaign.

Calzona is their third coach of the season and has so far overseen 1-1 draws against Barcelona in the Champions League and Cagliari in Serie A.

Giovanni Di Lorenzo returns after suspension, but Jens Cajuste is added to the absentee list with Cyril Ngonge, so Hamed Junior Traore starts.

Matteo Politano is brought back into the trident attack with Osimhen and Kvaratskhelia, sending Giacomo Raspadori to the bench.

Sassuolo sacked Alessio Dionisi on Sunday after a run of one win and one draw in 13 games between Serie A and the Coppa Italia.

The 3-2 home defeat to Empoli was the final straw, leaving them hovering just above the relegation zone, so youth team coach Bigica was promoted as a temporary solution.

It is probably no coincidence that the worst period of form also saw Domenico Berardi out injured and he is back on the bench today, along with not fully fit Martin Erlic.

Jeremy Toljan and suspended Daniel Boloca miss out.

Birthday boy Nedim Bajrami, Kristian Thorstvedt and Armand Laurienté support Andrea Pinamonti.

Sassuolo: Consigli; Pedersen, Ruan Tressoldi, Ferrari, Doig; Racic, Matheus Henrique; Bajrami, Thorstvedt, Laurienté; Pinamonti

Napoli: Meret; Di Lorenzo, Ostigard, Rrahmani, Mario Rui; Anguissa, Lobotka, Traore; Politano, Osimhen, Kvaratskhelia

28-02-2024 17:00
MatchDay 21

Player statistic

1st half
Uros Racic Goal 17'    
    29' Goal Amir Rrahmani
(Assist: Frank Anguissa)
    31' Goal Victor Osimhen
(Assist: Matteo Politano)
    41' Goal Victor Osimhen
(Assist: Matteo Politano)
2nd half
    47' Goal Victor Osimhen
(Assist: Khvicha Kvaratskhelia)
    51' Goal Khvicha Kvaratskhelia
(Assist: Victor Osimhen)
    75' Goal Khvicha Kvaratskhelia

Match statistic

28
Possession %
72
2
Total shots
14
0
Shots on target
5
1
Shots off target
1
1
Blocked shots
8
4
Corners
7
0
Offsides
0
1
Fouls
2
SAS
NAP

Starting lineups

47
Goalkeeper
13
43
Defender
57'
3
Defender
44
Defender
77'
42
Midfielder
7
Midfielder
11
Midfielder
77'
6
Midfielder
56'
9
Attacker
87'
45
Attacker
1
Goalkeeper
13
Defender
62'
22
55
Defender
6
Defender
99
Midfielder
76'
68
Midfielder
80'
77
21
Attacker
62'
9
Attacker
76'

Substitutes

28
Goalkeeper
14
Midfielder
25
Goalkeeper
10
Attacker
15
8
5
Defender
35
Midfielder
23
Midfielder
56'
2
Defender
57'
19
Defender
77'
92
Attacker
77'
36
Midfielder
87'
5
Defender
14
Goalkeeper
30
95
Goalkeeper
29
Midfielder
17
Defender
81
62'
3
Defender
62'
20
Midfielder
76'
18
Attacker
76'
32
80'

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