Our opponents: Empoli

With 19 points from 20 games so far this term, Empoli’s performances have largely been in line with expectations for the Tuscan-based outfit. Nonetheless, it’s worth remembering that the Azzurri have only been relegated twice in 40 20-team seasons, and if the season were to end today, Maurizio Sarri’s Empoli side would indeed be saved, given that they currently lie in 17th position.