It was an absolutely obliterating performance from Inter Milan against Chievo. Every single player seemed to mesh so well together and play with each of their individual strengths. It’s really nice to see how Luciano Spalletti has changed the mentality of this team from last season, and it shows on the pitch. The Nerazzurri sit one point ahead of Napoli in the Serie A standings. Let’s find out which players contributed to Inter’s dominant performance against Chievo.
Samir Handanovic - 7.5
It was the first game back for Handanovic ever since inking his new deal that keeps him with Inter for the next three-and-a-half years. The 33-year-old wasn’t that busy in this one. Made 7 saves including a blistering shot from outside the box by Valter Birsa. Of course, Handanovic earned his first clean sheet since the renewal in this fixture.
Danilo D’Ambrosio - 8
D’Ambrosio, along with several other players, kept Chievo on their toes for the whole match. The Italian made 4 interceptions, 2 tackles and 4 key passes in the match. He didn’t manage to get on the stat sheet, but he did play his part in helping Inter progress to the win.
Andrea Ranocchia - 7.5
Ranocchia slotted in for Miranda who was serving his one-match ban. Admittedly, Ranocchia looked really good at the back for Inter; likely better than Miranda would have done. 2 tackles and 5 clearances with 4 shots is not a bad way to get yourself in the starting lineup on a regular basis.
Milan Skriniar - 8.5
The genius defender again showed his value to all the fans at San Siro. The Slovak had 2 tackles and 3 interceptions today. Antonio Candreva raced down the wing and sent a cross towards Skriniar that was calmly headed home by the 22-year-old for his third of the year.
Davide Santon - 8
Santon is really making his case above Dalbert and Yuto Nagatomo. 4 interceptions and he had a solid 94 percent pass success rate that was good for second on the squad in this one.
Joao Mario - 7.5
Mario was one of the many players that was ripping shots on Chievo like it was a field day. The native of Portugal let 5 shots go towards goal, but only 1 managed to be on target. Regardless, Mario is doing well in the midfield which has lately been one of the underlying keys for Internazionale’s success.
Borja Valero - 8
Very solid from Valero in this one. Valero was very key in the passing department, amassing 5 key passes and a team-leading 98 percent pass success rate.
Antonio Candreva - 9
What else can you say about Candreva? The man made it his mission to improve on his crossing, and it’s only worked out for the best for both himself and Inter Milan. He had a team-leading 18 crosses today. Candreva landed 5 crosses that were considered dangerous.
Marcelo Brozovic - 9
Pretty much the exact same as Candreva from Brozovic in this one. Those two are absolutely sublime when feeding both Mauro Icardi and Ivan Perisic in the middle. Brozovic earned an assist against Chievo.
Ivan Perisic - 10
He didn’t just bag a hat trick, the way he did it was even more impressive. Each goal represented the perfect play from Perisic that has been shown all season long. Flying down the wing with blistering pace, being in the proper positions, and always trying to get the ball towards goal. The combination of Perisic and Icardi in the attack is surely the most feared in the Serie A, and may be one of the most feared in Europe.
Mauro Icardi - 8.5
Icardi collected his ninth goal in his last ten matches with an amazing strike from down the wing. Oppositions always have to put one or two players on Icardi for the entirety of the contest, which gives other players the chance to roam free. Yet, Icardi still finds a way to make an impact on the game.
Dalbert - 6.5
It was a little hard for Dalbert to go on and make an impact after Santon had been doing so well. The Brazilian did make a tackle in the short amount of playing time he was given.
Yann Karamoh - 6.5
Karamoh almost scored his first goal with the club in the 88th minute, but his shot went just wide. Expect much more from the young Frenchman in the future.
Eder - 6
Spalletti did bring Eder on with at least 15 minutes to go, but the striker couldn’t make anything of the time he was given.
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