New multiple result format for the threads this season, since a lot of the gameday threads only got a couple of posts anyways. First up against Sassuolo tomorrow. 2:45 EDT. As far as I know, no TV for this one in the US. 24 players called up PORTIERI: Fulignati, Marson, Posavec. DIFENSORI: Aleesami, Andelkovic, Cionek, Giuliano, Goldaniga, Gonzalez, Pezzella, Rajkovic, Rispoli, Vitiello. CENTROCAMPISTI: Chochev, Gazzi, Hiljemark, Jajalo, Quaison. ATTACCANTI: Balogh, Bentivegna, Embalo, Lo Faso, Nestorovski, Sallai. Trajkovski is a no go with injury, as is Morganella. No idea where Lazaar is. Rajkovic was also meant to be a doubt for this game, wouldn't be surprised if he doesn't play. Struna not called up, presumably because I think he's about to leave the club. My guess for a starting lineup Posavec Goldaniga-Vitiello-Andelkovic Aleesami-Gazzi-Chochev-Rispli Embalo-Nestorovski-Balogh Outside starting chances for Quaison, Hiljemark, and Bentivegna. I suppose Gonzalez as well, but my guess is he has already been bubblewrapped up for his impending sale ---------- Surprisingly, no familiar faces on the Sassuolo side as far as I recognize. Co-leading goal scorers Defrel and Berardi return, but Sansone who tied them with 7 has left in the offseason. Their season has started out with a 0-1 loss to Celta Viga and a 3-2 win over Milan in the Trofeo TIM, an odd preseason tournament held in Italy, along with early blowout wins against a bunch of nobodies, including a 14-0 against FC Neumarkt-Egna, an amateur team from far enough north in Italy that over 60% of the city's inhabitants give German as their first language. They have also been making a run in the Europa league, with a 4-1 aggregate win over Luzern in the qualifying round (3-0 at home) and a 3-0 first leg victory over Red Sat Belgrade at home on Thursday. Berardi and Defrel have 2 goals a piece in that tournament already. Good news is, Palermo should be much fresher than them tomorrow. ----------- Last season's results were a 0-1 loss towards the start of the season and 2-2 draw away from home in February. The year before saw a 2-1 win at home in December and a 0-0 draw at the tail end of the season. ----------- My prediction for tomorrow 1-1 draw. Ever an optimist, but I don't see us winning this. I also don't see a clean sheet. I just hope for a goal.