Serie A power rankings: Napoli and AC Milan pull ahead of the pack as Roma drift lower under Jose Mourinho

We’ve got arrived on the November worldwide break and with 12 rounds of video games now performed (you possibly can catch all of the Serie A motion on Paramount+), Napoli and AC Milan proceed to cleared the path on 32 factors from a potential 36.

That places Luciano Spalletti and Stefano Pioli’s males seven factors away from closest rivals Inter Milan in third which is a cushty cushion over Simone Inzaghi’s Italian champions particularly on condition that the Milanese rivals simply performed to a draw, depriving Inter of a major alternative to claw again some factors.

Roma below Jose Mourinho have began to fall again after consecutive defeats whereas Juventus are nonetheless struggling to get going by way of breaking into the UEFA Champions League locations.

On the different finish of the desk, all-time low Cagliari and listless Sampdoria might be significantly involved whereas Genoa  hope that new coach will jolt them up the desk.

We revisit the ability rankings after on the 12-match mark.

1 – Napoli (-)

After a 1-0 win over lowly Salernitana and a 1-1 draw with upwardly cellular Hellas Verona, the Partenopei stay prime resulting from their superior aim distinction over title rivals Milan. Nevertheless after the worldwide break, the facet faces Inter, Lazio and Atalanta ove their subsequent 5 Serie A matches which might be a stern take a look at of these credentials.

2 – Milan (-)

It is a historic begin for Milan, who’ve picked up more points from their first 12 matches than ever before. A 2-1 win over Roma and a 1-1 draw with fierce foes Inter has the Rossoneri knocking on the door of undisputed prime spot and the following 5 video games within the Italian top-flight characterize an enormous probability to overhaul Napoli as seventh place Fiorentina are the one facet at the moment within the prime 12 of the desk they will face

3 – Inter (-)

The two-0 win over Udinese was to be anticipated however the Nerazzurri might be ruing Ciprian Tatarusanu’s penalty save in opposition to Lautaro Martinez at San Siro final weekend which ensured a 1-1 draw. Napoli subsequent up is a big probability for Inzaghi’s males to claw again some floor on the highest two.

4 – Atalanta (+1)

A 2-2 draw with Lazio and a 2-1 win over basement boys Cagliari has Gian Piero Gasperini’s males eyeing the highest three on condition that there are simply three factors in it. Juventus, Napoli, and Verona — all away — of their subsequent 5 is not going to be simple for La Dea, although.

5 – Lazio (+1)

Maurizio Sarri’s facet held Atalanta to a draw earlier than breezing previous Salernitana and the Biancocelesti at the moment are taking a look at breaking into the highest three albeit from one level additional again than the Bergamo-based outfit. Juve and Napoli of their subsequent two Serie A video games may have huge penalties.

6 – Roma (-2)

Mourinho’s Giallorossi are in freefall at current with only one win from their final seven outings throughout all competitions and 4 defeats in that point. Three losses of their final 5 in Serie A has the Portuguese already on the new seat. Although, in idea, there needs to be time for him to proper the ship with matches in opposition to Genoa, Torino and Bologna on the horizon earlier than Inter come to city. 

7 – Fiorentina (+1)

A 3-0 thumping of Spezia was balanced out by a slender loss to Juve and it is sufficient to hold Vincenzo Italiano’s facet in a wholesome place contemplating the place they had been final season. Milan subsequent might be difficult however issues ease up from there for Viola.

8 – Juventus (-1)

A 2-1 loss to Verona meant that Fiorentina grew to become a must-win for Massimiliano Allegri’s males and though it was tight, they only about bought it achieved. Nevertheless, with Lazio and Atalanta up subsequent, there could be no let up for the Bianconeri or it may very well be curtains for Allegri. 

9 – Bologna (+5)

Wins over struggling pair Cagliari and Sampdoria have vaulted Sinisa Mihajlovic’s troops into the highest half and the Rossoblu might be assured of constructing on that in opposition to Venezia and Spezia subsequent.

10 – Verona (-)

Verona could be the shock of the season with a win over Juve and a draw with Napoli, Igor Tudor’s males proceed to rise in spectacular vogue and Giovanni Simeone is all of the sudden one of many kind strikers in Italy with nine goals after netting seven in his final 4 appearances. The Veneto-based outfit will really feel their subsequent 4 are winnable too.

11 – Empoli (+1)

A 2-1 win over Sassuolo and a 2-2 draw with Genoa retains Gli Azzurri on the rise and simply outdoors of the highest half of the desk. Nevertheless, Fiorentina and Napoli are on the horizon.

12 – Torino (+1)

A 3-0 win over Sampdoria appeared like a corner-turn second for Toro however a 1-0 loss to Spezia places them straight again into midtable mediocrity with no actual consistency at current.

13 – Sassuolo (-4)

Again-to-back defeats to Empoli after which Udinese have undone the nice work achieved in victories over Venezia and Juve so again to the drafting board.

14 – Udinese (-3)

A logical 2-0 loss to Inter has been balanced out by a 3-2 win over Sassuolo however it’s nonetheless not fairly the cussed early season kind they had been exhibiting. 

15 – Venezia (-)

A disappointing goalless draw with fellow strugglers Genoa CFC was adopted up by an enormous 3-2 win over Roma which hopefully now provides Paolo Zanetti’s males recent momentum after a patchy run.

16 – Spezia (+1)

Thiago Motta’s males responded to their 3-0 loss to Fiorentina with a 1-0 win over Torino and proper now, it’s nearly sufficient to maintain their heads above water. Atalanta, Inter and Roma might be difficult, although.

17 – Genoa (+2)

Andriy Shevchenko has changed Davide Ballardini as coach after attracts with Venezia and Empoli with the Ukrainian returning to Italy the place he made his identify with Milan. Winless in 9 with three losses, he has his work lower out for him with the Grifone. 

18 – Sampdoria (-2)

The chance that Roberto D’Aversa’s time with Blucerchiati is over have to be excessive after a 3-0 loss to Torino and a 2-1 defeat to Bologna — they’re going nowhere quick.

19 – Salernitana (-1)

A slender 1-0 loss to Napoli was respectable however a 3-0 defeat to Lazio was one other heavy blow and the following two video games in opposition to Sampdoria and Cagliari are absolute must-win affairs.

20 – Cagliari (-)

A 2-0 loss to Bologna after which a 2-1 defeat to Atalanta, it seems like a matter of time earlier than the Sardinians transfer on from Walter Mazzarri who has now overseen 4 straight losses. | Serie An influence rankings: Napoli and AC Milan pull forward of the pack as Roma drift decrease below Jose Mourinho


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