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Predicted Inter lineup vs Hellas Verona - Serie A

Max Cooper
All the lads
All the lads / Nicolò Campo/Getty Images
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Serie A is entering its second weekend of calcio action and Inter supporters will be feeling much more optimistic than they were prior to kickoff on matchday one.

The Nerazzurri swept all the talk of a crisis aside to hammer Genoa 4-0 at San Siro as the usual suspects delivered the goods and the new boys stepped up to fill the shoes of their predecessors.

Next up for the Italian champions are Hellas Verona in what can be a tough trip to Stadio Bentegodi. We're still not sure what to expect under new coach Eusebio Di Francesco, but Simone Inzaghi's boys will have to be at the top of their game.

Inzaghi himself will also need to get his tactics and team selection bang on. So, who should he pick?


1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Samir Handanovic
First clean sheet of the season in the bag / Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images

Samir Handanovic (GK) - He got his first clean sheet of the season against Genoa and Handanovic will be aiming to make it two from two in Verona.

Milan Skriniar (CB) - The big defender got the scoring underway for the new Serie A season, but it's Skriniar's work at the back which keeps him in the starting lineup every week.

Stefan de Vrij (CB) - The central figure in this backline, De Vrij's experience and reading of the game is crucial to Inter's success. Like Skriniar, he's also a threat in the opposition box.

Alessandro Bastoni (CB) - He might be the baby of the defence, but Bastoni's displays speak of a man playing beyond his years. His calmness on the ball is crucial and he's getting better in learning his duties with each passing match.


2. Wing-backs & midfielders

Matteo Darmian
Darmian should keep his place / Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images

Matteo Darmian (RWB) - The wing-back scored the decisive goal in the two teams' last meeting and performed excellently in his most recent outing. Denzel Dumfries wants his chance, but he'll have to be patient.

Nicolo Barella (CM) - If you missed Barella's assist against Genoa, go and check it out now! The boy is balling out after his Serie A and Euro 2020 heroics and is a joy to watch.

Marcelo Brozovic (CM) - The brain of the midfield, Brozovic just oozes class. He almost nabbed a goal for himself last time out and he'll be wanting to get off the mark soon.

Stefano Sensi (CM) - He impressed in a more advanced role against Genoa and Sensi will be tasked with linking the midfield and attack once more. An exciting player with a new lease of life.

Ivan Perisic (LWB) -
Another mesmerising display at the weekend, although Perisic's tendency to drift offside did cause Inter to have two goals chalked off. A super player, though.


3. Forwards

Hakan Calhanoglu, Edin Dzeko, Nicolo Barella
The new dream team / Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images

Hakan Calhanoglu (CF) - This man is not losing his place in the team after last week's antics. Calhanoglu bagged an assist, scored an absolute screamer and had another disallowed in the second half. A dream debut.

Edin Dzeko (ST) - No Lautaro Martinez?! The Argentine is back from suspension, but we think Inzaghi will stick with the winning formula and place his trust in Dzeko for the trip to Verona. He linked up brilliantly with his new teammates and planted a great header home to open his account.

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