With Milan held by Udinese on Saturday, a victory would send Simone Inzaghi’s men alone into the top spot. It would also be their fifth consecutive Serie A victory and there’s a boost with the return of Stefan de Vrij from injury, although Edin Dzeko will likely be rested in favour of Alexis Sanchez.
Cagliari are still without a win since Mazzarri took over, but they have become trickier to break down, registering four stalemates in a row. Kevin Strootman is out following knee surgery and Inter transfer target Nahitan Nandez has a muscular issue, so there has to be a reshuffle in midfield.
Form Guide: Inter (W W W W D) Cagliari (D D D D L)
Stat fact: Cagliari last kept a Serie A clean sheet away to Inter in March 1992, conceding in each of their last 21 visits.
Inter (3-5-2): Handanovic; Skriniar, De Vrij, Bastoni; Dumfries, Barella, Brozovic, Calhanoglu, Perisic; Alexis Sanchez, Lautaro Martinez
Injured: Correa, Darmian, Ranocchia
On a yellow card: Barella
Cagliari (3-5-2): Cragno; Caceres, Ceppitelli, Carboni; Bellanova, Grassi, Marin, Deiola, Dalbert; Joao Pedro, Keita
Injured: Rog, Walukiewicz, Strootman, Ladinetti, Nandez
On a yellow card: Strootman