Mertens doubtful for Chievo clash
Dries Mertens could miss Napoli's home game against lowly Chievo after suffering a knock in training, Carlo Ancelotti has revealed.
Napoli head coach Ancelotti addressed the media on Saturday, 24 hours before his team host opponents rock-bottom of Serie A and still without a win this season.
In contrast, Napoli sit second and will certainly be expected to pick up three points, but they may have to do so without Mertens, their joint-top scorer in the league.
"Dries Mertens suffered a small blow during the last training session, we have to evaluate it," said Ancelotti.
"We had a couple of problems in training with [Simone] Verdi and [Amin] Younes, but nothing too serious."
@MrAncelotti: "We have an important run of games coming up and we want to start it well against Chievo. Our aim is to close the gap at the top of @SerieA and reach the @ChampionsLeague knockout stage"— Official SSC Napoli (@en_sscnapoli) November 24, 2018
Arkadiusz Milik – a scorer for Poland during the international break – could be in line for a start against Chievo if Mertens is absent.