Next Match: at home to Fiorentina, December 22
Sassuolo coach Eusebio Di Francesco has urged his players to put last weekend's 4-0 defeat at Juventus firmly behind them and concentrate on taking a positive result against Fiorentina on Sunday. Last weekend's reverse followed their 1-0 loss against Chievo and dropped Sassuolo to 17th place, one spot and one point clear of the drop zone. "Juventus were superior to us and the difference between us and them was night and day," Di Francesco said. "We cannot be depleted. We have to react and focus on our next game. To remain above the drop zone heading into the Christmas break would be a big boost in confidence for my players." Sassuolo will be without captain Francesco Magnarelli, who serves a one-match ban this weekend.