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Lukaku to lead the line - How Inter could line-up against Bologna

The Belgian was rested for the match against Sassuolo last week, though did make a return in the Champions League

 
12:29pm on Friday 4th December 2020
By
Martin Macdonald

Romelu Lukaku is set to return to action in Serie A after being rested by Inter head coach Antonio Conte for their last domestic match against Sassuolo.

The former United striker wasn't named in the starting XI for that one, but was named up top from the start against Gladbach in the Champions League.

Inter didn't miss him against Sassuolo as they comfortably won 3-0 away from home, but Alexis Sanchez, who did start, will still likely be replaced in attack.

After a period of numerous midfield casualties whether it be through coronavirus quarantine or injury, Conte is finally getting his squad back together.

Matias Vecino and Radja Nainggolan are the only confirmed absentees, though the latter wouldn't have featured anyway.

Nicolo Barella has a slight calf issue, and although he could play, it is likely he'll be rested by Conte.

Expect a midfield three of Marcelo Brozovic, Arturo Vidal, and Stefano Sensi.

Achraf Hakimi will probably be recalled to the starting XI despite being dropped to the bench against Gladbach, even though Matteo Darmian scored against the Germans.

Conte also seems to have settled on a back three of Milan Skriniar, Stefan de Vrij, and Alessandro Bastoni.

Aleksandar Kolarov is still out.

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