At 33 years old, Lucas Leiva has become an integral part of Simone Inzaghi’s jigsaw at Lazio. The Brazilian who operates as a defensive midfielder still has two years left on his contract with the Biancocelesti, however now could be the time to integrate his replacement into the side. In this article I have used statistical science to analyse players who are currently in Serie A to see if they would be worth investing in to replace the Brazilian.
Lazio equal their record under Simone Inzaghi of six consecutive wins, the Biancoceleste brushed aside a struggling Udinese 3-0.
Lazio left the Mapei Stadium with all three points after a late snatch and grab, thanks to a goal from their very own super sub Felipe Caicedo.
After 30 years Lazio have finally defeated AC Milan at the San Siro, it was also a night to remember for Ciro Immobile who scored his 100th goal in Lazio colours.
Lazio are winless in their last three Serie A away games (D1 L2), they are currently experiencing their worst start to a Serie A campaign since 2013/14, when they finished the season in 9th place. The last time Lazio failed to secure a win across four games was back in March 2016 (six successive draws).