The Best XI of Serie A Round 10: Trio Keep Napoli Top of the Table

From Tuesday to Thursday Serie A teams played out their Round 10 matches. The biggest surprise of the matchday was captured in Turin, where Juventus suffered a 2-1 defeat to Sassuolo, while Napoli picked up another win, defeating Bologna 3-0 to stay top of the table.

Here we take a look at the best statistical XI of Serie A Round 10 in collaboration with the FotMob app.

Goalkeeper – Guglielmo Vicario (Empoli)

It is rare for a goalkeeper from a losing team to feature in the best XI list, but Guglielmo Vicario deserved it with his performance against Inter.

The 25-year-old did concede 2 goals in the loss to Inter, but he also made 7 saves, 6 of which were diving saves, accumulating a total of 2.61 Expected Goals Conceded (xGC). Vicario was also involved in the build-up play, completing 70% of his pass attempts (20/30).

FotMob Rating – 7.8

Right-Back / Right Wing-Back – Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Napoli)

Napoli remain one of only two teams without defeat this season after another win, defeating Bologna 3-0.

Giovanni Di Lorenzo is one of Napoli’s three players to make the list, with the Italian putting in a solid all-round performance on Thursday night. Against Bologna, he completed 86% of all pass attempts (70/81), 1 of which was a key pass, and made 2 of 3 successful dribbles.

FotMob Rating – 7.9

Right Center-Back – Danilo D’Ambrosio (Inter)

Simone Inzaghi made a few changes coming into the game against Empoli. One of the changes in the personnel was the introduction of the 33-year-old defender Danilo D’Ambrosio.

The Italian made his first start of the season and also scored his first goal in the 2-0 win. He also created 1 big scoring chance and made no major errors at the back, winning 2 aerial duels and recovering the ball 6 times.

FotMob Rating – 8.5

Left Center-Back – Roger Ibanez (Roma)

Roma returned to winning ways after two winless performances, beating Cagliari 2-1 on Wednesday night.

Center-back Roger Ibanez was one of the most impressive performers that evening, scoring the equalizer in the 71st minute. He scored with his only shot of the game and also completed an impressive 95% of his pass attempts (71/75).

FotMob Rating – 8.9

Left-Back / Left Wing-Back – Domenico Criscito (Genoa)

Although Genoa have not had a good start to their Serie A campaign, currently sitting in the relegation zone, one of the team’s players is in the form of his life.

Left-back Domenico Criscito scored his fourth goal of this Serie A campaign in the 1-1 draw against Spezia. The Italian also created 1 big scoring chance, won 5 duels and made 10 ball recoveries.

FotMob Rating – 8.4

Central Midfielder – Fabian Ruiz (Napoli)

Napoli look solid in attack this season, with 22 goals scored after ten games. The contribution of the midfielders is vital if the Azzurri are to win the league.

Fabian Ruiz is one of the players whose contribution from midfield could be crucial, with the Spanish international scoring his third goal of the season against Bologna. Ruiz also recorded an astonishing pass completion rate of 97% (101/104).

FotMob Rating – 8.6

Central Midfielder – Maxime Lopez (Sassuolo)

Sassuolo enjoyed an incredible Wednesday night in Turin, beating 36-time Serie A winners Juventus with virtually the last kick of the game.

One man responsible for this historic achievement is Maxime Lopez, whose 95th minute winner put him and Sassuolo in club history. The French international also created 1 big scoring chance and made 2 key passes.

FotMob Rating – 8.3

Central Attacking Midfielder – Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma)

Another player who has been very impressive so far this season is Roma’s creative spark in midfield Lorenzo Pellegrini.

The Italian central attacking midfielder scored another goal on Wednesday night, bringing his tally to 5 this season. His shooting accuracy was not the best though, as only 17% of his total attempts hit the target (1/6).

FotMob Rating – 9.1

Left Winger – Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli)

Napoli’s impressive start to the season would have been unthinkable without Lorenzo Insigne, the club’s talisman.

The Italian has had a solid campaign so far and added 2 more goals on Thursday night to take his tally to 4. The 30-year-old also created 2 big chances (5 in total this season).

FotMob Rating – 9.2

Forward – Paulo Dybala (Juventus)

Following Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure this summer, Juventus were desperate to find an old guard player to fill the shoes of the Portuguese star.

All eyes were on Paulo Dybala and the Argentine has not disappointed so far this season. Against Sassuolo, he added another assist to his account (3 in total this season) and also made 3 key passes, even if it was not enough for Juventus to come away with at least a point.

FotMob Rating – 8.6

Forward – Lautaro Martinez (Inter)

The majority of football pundits had many doubts about Inter’s striker options earlier this season after Romelu Lukaku moved to Chelsea. So far, all those doubts seem to be meaningless as the Nerazzurri top the Serie A chart with the most goals scored in the league with 26.

Lautaro Martinez is the player who has even more responsibility on his shoulders this season. The Argentine did not score against Empoli, but did provide his first assist of the season, setting up Federico Dimarco’s goal.

FotMob Rating – 8.2