Five players to look out for in this weekend's Serie A fixtures

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There are some big games this weekend in Serie A, so we look at the top five players, likely to catch the headlines.

Sami Khedira - Juventus

The towering midfielder has had a huge impact in Turin, since recovering from injury, he has produced two top-class displays against Sevilla and Bologna. The German international is going to be a key figure for his side, as his combative style will be crucial in the hot atmosphere at Guiseppe Meazza, where Juve is facing Inter Milan.

Khedira, alongside Paul Pogba and Claudio Marchisio, will have the tough task to win the midfield battle against the likes of Felipe Melo, Fredy Guarin, and Geoffrey Kondogbia in what is expected to be one of the games of the season.


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Fabio Quagliarella - Torino

The 32-year old has started another season in fine form and has four Serie A goals so far. The former Juve man will be crucial for Granata's chances against Milan, as he is capable of producing magic at any time.

Despite the fact that his pace is not so impressive anymore, Quagliarella definitely has the skills and experience to upset the shaky Rossoneri defence on Saturday evening.

Stevan Jovetic - Inter

The Montenegrin looks to be back to his best, since returning to Italy this summer. The ex-Manchester City forward has scored three Serie A goals so far and was Inter's main attacking threat in each of the games he has played so far.

There were doubts about his fitness, but it seems that Nerazzurri's star man will most likely lead his side's attack against Juventus. Jovetic must be on his absolute best if Inter are hoping to get all three points, as Juve's tough-tackling defensive pair of Georgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci will definitely give him a tough time on Sunday evening.

Gonzalo Higuain - Napoli

The Argentinian looks reborn under the guidance of new coach Maurizio Sarri and has already produced five goals and two assists in seven Serie A games. The Napoli's number nine will be looking to upset league leaders Fiorentina in what is promising to be an exciting clash at San Paulo.

There's no doubt that on his day Higuain is a world class striker, but the only thing that he lacks is some composure in the big games. The 27-year-old will be keen to prove his doubters wrong and establish Napoli as a real Scudetto contender against a strong Fiorentina side.

Nikola Kalinic - Fiorentina

The Croatian international has been one of the main pieces in Paulo Sousa's puzzle, as he keeps producing breathtaking performances almost every time he steps on the field. The 27-year-old has almost single-handedly ended Inter's unbeaten start of the season, by scoring an impressive hat-trick at the heart of Guiseppe Meazza, three weeks ago.

Kalinic has the potential to become the symbol of a historic La Viola campaign, as they are sitting in top spot in the league for the first time since 1999. The battle between the Croatian and Higuain will be an exciting one and will most likely decide the clash between Napoli and Fiorentina on Sunday.

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