Fiorentina doesn’t get long to celebrate its first win streak in two years after dispatching Genoa, as reigning champions Inter Milan come to town for a rare midweek match. In 181 previous meetings, the Viola hold a W49 D57 L75 mark, including W1 D5 L4 over the past 10 in the league. This fixture last year resulted in a 0-2 loss that could’ve been a lot worse if not for some goalkeeper
The referee for this one is 37-year-old Michael Fabbri of Ravenna, who’ll be making his Serie A debut for the season.
In 97 previous matches, he’s handed out 453 yellow cards, 17 red cards, and 32 penalties; he’s also served suspensions for missed calls in the past, so don’t be shocked if he does something wacky here. Under his eye, Fiorentina hold a W4 D3 L4 record. We last saw him in the 2-1 loss against Lazio a couple years ago, when he dropped one of the worst refereeing performances you'll see.
Inter boss Simone Inzaghi is likely to make some changes to the starting lineup that battered Bologna - particularly with a Lombardy derby versus Atalanta to prepare for next weekend.
Therefore, Hakan Calhanoglu could be brought back into the side, with Matias Vecino most probably the man to make way, while Ivan Perisic will compete with Federico Dimarco for a place on the left of Inzaghi's customary 3-5-2.
Edin Dzeko is expected to lead the line after initially being rested last time out, though he came on before the break when Joaquin Correa was forced off injured. The Argentina international has sustained only bruising, after it was feared a more serious injury had occurred, but is expected to miss out on Tuesday - Alexis Sanchez will hope, then, for a rare start.
Meanwhile, having been heavily involved in Fiorentina attacking approach at the weekend, Alvaro Odriozola is set to continue at right-back for the home side in the absence of the injured Lorenzo Venuti, who damaged his shoulder last week.
Vincenzo Italiano generally prefers a 4-3-3 formation, so it is mostly a question of which personnel he chooses to retain for the champions' visit, with Riccardo Saponara a contender to play ahead of Nicolas Gonzalez after his stellar cameo on Saturday.
Gaetano Castrovilli was withdrawn midway through the first half in Genoa, so Sofyan Amrabat and loan signing Lucas Torreira are on standby to step into the starting XI if required - with Alfred Duncan another option available to Italiano.