Inter will resume their pursuit of Serie A leaders Juventus when they welcome Sassuolo to the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on Wednesday.
Antonio Conte’s side bounced back from the disappointment of elimination on away goals against Napoli in the Coppa Italia semi-finals when they beat Sampdoria 2-1 over the weekend.
Strike partners Lautaro Martinez and Romelu Lukaku were both on target in that game, supplied by the impressive Christian Eriksen, and the attacking trio will fancy their chances against a Neroverdi side that was hammered 4-1 on their return to action at Atalanta.
Roberto De Zerbi’s side were wasteful in attack and error-strewn in defence against La Dea, but they can look to a strangely impressive record in this fixture for hope.
Since being promoted to Serie A in 2013, Sassuolo have won seven of their 13 games against Inter (54%) – only Juventus have done better in that time (57%).
This fixture produced plenty of drama earlier this season, with Inter running into a 4-1 lead, only to concede twice late on and be forced to hold on for a narrow 4-3 victory.
A win for Conte’s side will send them six points behind leaders Juve and just two adrift of second-placed Lazio, who face Atalanta later on Wednesday.
Inter: Handanovic; Skriniar, Ranocchia, Bastoni; Moses, Gagliardini, Valero, Biraghi; Eriksen; Lukaku, Sanchez