Piotr Zielinski,Allan,Lorenzo Insigne,Fabian Ruiz,Kevin Malcuit,Alex Meret,Arkadiusz Milik,Nikola Maksimovic,Faouzi Ghoulam,Kalidou Koulibaly,Jose Callejon

Napoli vs Zurich: Carlo Ancelotti's Best Available Partenopei Lineup

Napoli take on Swiss club Zurich at Stadio San Paolo on Thursday night in the second leg of their Europa League tie.


The Partenopei's performance during the first leg at the Leitzgrund Stadion has put them in a rather comfortable position for the return fixture, with Carlo Ancelotti's side leading 3-1, thanks to goals from Lorenzo Insigne, Jose Callejon and Piotr Zielinski.


Benjamin Kololi's late penalty gave Zurich some hope ahead of the crucial decider, but the Swiss club will need to put in a much better display than they did last Thursday.


Here is how Carlo Ancelotti's team could line up in Naples.

1. Goalkeeper and Defenders

Alex Meret (GK) - The 21-year-old Italian has rotated with David Ospina since returning from a broken arm at the start of the season. With Ospina featuring against Torino last time out, it is likely Meret will start.


Kevin Malcuit (RB) - Grabbed an assist in his first ever European appearance for the club and looked to be a useful attacking outlet down the right hand side.


Nikola Maksimovic (CB) - The 27-year-old has played in six of Napoli's seven European games this season. Has made 20 appearances in total this season.


Kalidou Koulibaly (CB) - Played a hugely influential role in the first leg of this tie, orchestrating from the back by either playing the ball short to the midfield or measuring long passes to the forward players.


Faouzi Ghoulam (LB) - Has been heavily rotated since recovering from knee surgery in December. After not featuring against Torino, the Algerian could make an appearance on Thursday.

2. Midfielders

Allan (CM) - The Brazilian midfielder has only missed three games for Napoli this season and is one of the first names on Carlo Ancelotti's team sheet.


Amadou Diawara (CM) - The 21-year-old came off the bench in Zurich last week and could be given an opportunity to start thanks to Napoli's commanding position in the tie.


Piotr Zielinski (CM) - Had a terrific match during the first leg, scoring his side's third goal of the night. Has played in all but one of Napoli's matches this season and has surprisingly only scored three goals.

3. Attackers

Jose Callejon (RW) - Scored just his second goal of the season against Zurich. The 32-year-old Spaniard has featured 30 times across all competitions for Carlo Ancelotti's side.


Dries Mertens (ST) - Came off the bench against Torino on the weekend. The Belgian could be given a start against Zurich.


Lorenzo Insigne (LW) - Started the scoring in Switzerland last week and caused plenty of problems with his energy and movement. Has been in terrific form in Europe this season, having scored four goals in seven games.