Duo Poised for Italy Return Amid a Few Injury Problems

Luciano Spalletti will issue the Italy squad for the Euro qualifiers versus Malta and England on Friday. While he’s dealing with a few injury concerns, he has prepared two returns relative to the previous matches, Corriere dello Sport informs (via OneFootball).

Francesco Acerbi will be back after missing out due to injury in September. Domenico Berardi will be the top newcomer. His transfer saga and an imperfect physical condition prevented him from getting the nod the last time out. The choice wasn’t exclusively technical.

Immobile isn’t a slam dunk to be part of the Italy roster, as he’s fatigued. He’s questionable for the upcoming Atalanta clash. But he has some chances because Gianluca Scamacca only recently returned from a thigh strain and Mateo Retegui might be held out due to a knee bruise.

Lorenzo Pellegrini will most likely be absent after picking up another thigh injury against Servette on Thursday. He won’t play against Cagliari. Federico Chiesa is a doubt for the Derby due to a similar problem, but there’s more optimism in his case. He’ll be enlisted if he can feature in the eighth Serie A round. Davide Frattesi is a close call too.

Riccardo Orsolini would be the next man up if the Juventus star couldn’t go. Spalletti is keeping tabs on Daniel Boloca, who has quickly become a staple at Sassuolo. Destiny Udogie might finally earn his first Italy call-up. He has tallied two assists in seven Premier League matches.

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