The players are making their way onto the pitch and shortly it will be time for kick-off.

Inter are unbeaten in their last eight games against Fiorentina in all competitions (W4, D4): the Viola’s last victory against the Nerazzurri came in April 2017, when they ran out 5-4 winners in Serie A.

Conte reverts to a four-man defence and makes eight changes from their game against Roma. The only three to remain in the starting eleven are Handanovic, Skriniar and Martinez, who will be supported by the trio of Sanchez, Perisic and Eriksen here.

Cesare Prandelli makes seven changes from the hosts’ victory against Cagliari. Cup goalkeeper Terracciano comes in and Quarta replaces the injured Pezzella at the back. Eysseric supports Kouame up top, with Patrick Cutrone having returned to Wolves after his loan spell.

SUBS: Achraf Hakimi, Marcelo Brozovic, Alessandro Bastoni, Romelu Lukaku, Stefan de Vrij, Arturo Vidal, Nicola Barella, Daniele Padelli, Ionut Radu.

INTER (4-2-3-1): Samir Handanovic; Ashley Young; Milan Skriniar, Andrea Ranocchia, Aleksandsar Kolarov; Roberto Gagliardini, Stefano Sensi; Christian Eriksen, Ivan Perisic, Alexis Sanchez; Lautaro Martinez.

SUBS: Antonio Barreca, Lorenzo Venuti, Joseph Alfred Duncan, Giacomo Bonaventura, Dusan Vlahovic, Jose Callejon, Christian Dalle Mura, Dimo Krastev, German Pezzella, Tofol Montiel, Barlomiej Dragowski, Federico Brancolini.

FIORENTINA (3-5-1-1): Pietro Terracciano;  Nikola Milenkovic, Igor Julio, Lucas Martinez Quarta; Cristiano Biraghi, Martin Caceres, Borja Valero, Gaetano Castrovilli, Sofyan Amrabat; Christian Kouame, Valentin Eysseric.

After crashing out of Europe, Antonio Conte may see the Coppa Italia as a perfect opportunity to gain his first silverware at Inter. The visitors, who are second in Serie A, most recently drew with Roma, while Fiorentina defeated Cagliari 1-0.

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