Life at Napoli for coach Rudi Garcia seems somewhat tumultuous, from poor results to issues with both Khvicha Kvaratskhelia and Victor Osimhen, things need to improve when they meet Lecce on Matchday 7 of the Serie A season.
So far the Partenopei’s title defence has left a lot to be desired and now they come up against a Lecce side that, despite defeat against Juventus on Matchday 6, have been the surprise package so far in Serie A.
The focus at Napoli right now is on the future of Osimhen, but Garcia needs to ensure that results on the pitch provide a welcome distraction.
Lecce vs Napoli: Predicted line-ups
After the arguments between Osimhen and Garcia, the Spaniard could punish the Nigerian striker by starting him from the bench. Osimhen may be out of the picture by his own choosing anyway after the Napoli TikToks that angered him.
The game against Lecce could be too soon for Pierluigi Gollini to make the bench and Amir Rrahmani to return to the eleven, however, Juan Jesus could see a place back in the lineup after being assessed on Wednesday before the game against Udinese.
Lecce will still be without Lameck Banda, however, Kastriot Dermarku could be in line to return after recovering from his injury.
Lecce predicted XI vs Napoli (4-3-3): Falcone; Gendrey, Pongracic, Baschirotto, Gallo; Kaba, Ramadani, Rafia; Almqvist, Krstovic, Strefezza
Napoli predicted XI vs Lecce (4-3-3): Meret; Di Lorenzo, Ostigard, Juan Jesus, Mario Rui; Anguissa, Lobotka, Zielinski; Politano, Raspadori, Kvaratskhelia
Lecce vs Napoli: When does the Serie A fixture start?
Kick-off in the Serie A Matchday 7 fixture of Lecce vs Napoli is set for 15:00 CEST, local time in Italy, on Saturday, September 30.
For viewers in the United Kingdom and Ireland, the game will start at 14:00 BST. That is 9:00 EDT / 6:00 PDT in the United States.
Lecce vs Napoli: Where to watch the Serie A fixture?
For fans in the United States, Lecce vs Napoli will be on Paramount+ along with other fixtures on Serie A Matchday 7.
Lecce vs Napoli will not be televised in the United Kingdom and Ireland due to the blackout rule.