Lazio have had issues on both ends to open the season. After keeping 22 clean sheets in 2022/2023, they are still at zero after five games. Moreover, their attack hasn’t been able to compensate for that, having scored just five goals, Il Messaggero points out.
Just one of those has been netted by an attacker, Ciro Immobile. They leaned a lot on Mattia Zaccagni and Felipe Anderson’s production in the previous campaign. The former has hed out of the stat-sheet for 14 games, the latter for 10. They have had chances but haven’t been clinical.
The form of their top scorer is a question mark as well. The absence of Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, who provided plenty of assists, has been felt more than anticipated. According to DAZN, Lazio coach Maurizio Sarri is considering using the center-forward off the bench to manage his energy.
On the other hand, Immobile feeds off scoring, and excluding him, even partially, could negatively impact his morale. The Biancocelesti will face Monza this weekend, the only Serie A team he has yet to punish in his career. They added Taty Castellanos to deputize him this summer.
Our Take on Lazio
They’d surely be in hot waters hadn’t they beaten Napoli, which was an outlier considering their other results. Milinkovic-Savic was essential, but his departure shouldn’t be as detrimental as it has been so far, especially since they replaced him with quality players.
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