Our pundit Nicola Balice reports that both Miralem Pjanic and Medhi Benatia are set to start their first official game of the season tomorrow. The Morocco International will replace Leonardo Bonucci who is not travelling with the rest of the team due to personal issues, whilst Miralem Pjanic should start in front of defence as he’s set to get the better of Mario Lemina.
Andrea Barzagli will move to the middle of a three-man defence, flanked by Benatia and Chiellini.
Gonzalo Higuain is set to start from the bench with Mario Mandzukic and Paulo Dybala starting the game from the first minute, while Patrice Evra is expected to start on the left in place of Alex Sandro whose performance against Fiorentina was disappointing especially in defending terms.
Predicted line-up: Buffon; Benatia, Barzagli, Chiellini; Dani Alves, Khedira, Pjanic, Asamoah, Evra; Mandzukic, Dybala.