LAZIO SET FOR FULL MIDFIELD LINE-UP

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Italian capital giants Lazio are yet to have the full complement of their midfield at any point this season but that could change in the coming days. According to Italian broadcaster Radiosei, Lazio are close to having all their eight midfielders available at the same time. Competition for a place in the Lazio midfield will be stiffer with the latest development as eight players will battle one another for the right to fill just three spots in the starting XI under the stewardship of manager Simone Inzaghi.

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Andreas Pereira, Lucas Leiva, Gonzalo Escalante, Marco Parolo, Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro, Luis Alberto and Daniel Cataldi are the eight midfielders available for selection in the Lazio first team.Serbian international Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro have been ever present in the Lazio midfield this season, while the others have been rotated dependent on injuries and Covid-19. Milinkovic-Savic and Akpro have made nine appearances apiece for the Italian capital club this season.

Gonzalo Escalante and Lucas Leiva are the last set of midfielders to return to full fitness and both players are expected to be in contention for the Serie A game with Crotone this weekend. New signing Escalante was plying his trade in the Spanish La Liga with Eibar before his move to Lazio this summer and he will meet with the medical team for thorough assessment later this week, while former Liverpool player Lucas Leiva has been penciled down for a return to training on Wednesday.
Argentine player Gonzalo Escalante has not played for Lazio since he suffered a muscle problem during the 2-1 win over Bologna at home in what was a home game. On his part, Lucas Leiva has been self-isolating for the last two weeks after he tested positive for Coronavirus alongside teammates Ciro Immobile and goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha.

 

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