As it is now, there is no one who is capable of providing an effective link-up between Mario Balotelli and Antonio Conte.
But there is another player who could do the job.
A 23-year-old from Italy who will be available for the opening game of the season, Stefano Pinho, has impressed this season.
The forward scored five goals in 10 appearances for Sampdoria last season.
His talent will allow Conte to bring in another striker.
At the moment, Andrea Pirlo and Daniel Sturridge are both the two options for the right-back position.
However, Pirlos has been out injured and is expected to return in mid-March.
Pinho is expected in action on Sunday.
“I’m very excited,” said Pinho.
“This is my first time with an Italian team.
I’m very happy. “
It’s a new challenge for me.
I’m very happy.
It’s an amazing feeling.”
Pirloso will return to action on Wednesday.
“He will play his first match for Sampo on Saturday.
I know that I will play in front of the home crowd,” said the forward.
I love playing in Italy, I have always had a great relationship with the team and they have always given me the chance to play here. “
Sampdoria has been my dream for a long time.
The fans love my performance and it will be very important to help the team to win.”