The injury to Juventus' midfielder Claudio Marchisio is a big blow for Italy, while Francesco Totti's feud with Luciano Spalletti shows no sign of abating.
With Italian football in the doldrums, the remarkable achievements of Claudio Ranieri's Leicester City has given the country something to be proud of.
Gonzalo Higuain was sent off in dramatic circumstances in the 75th minute of Sunday's loss to Udinese
Paddy Agnew profiles Italy coach Antonio Conte, whose healthy obsession with football could reap dividends at Euro 9016
Despite a number of off-the-field distractions facing coach Antonio Conte, Italy appear focused on the task at hand.
Gonzalo Higuain's goals are keeping Napoli in the running for the Serie A title.
Roma travel to Madrid looking to overcome a 2-0 deficit, but after seven successive Serie A wins, confidence is high for Luicano Spalletti's team.
Paddy Agnew reports on the difficult decison facing Roma concerning the future of the iconic Francesco Totti.
With a Champions League tie against Bayern Munich looming, Juventus could be forgiven for taking their eye off the ball against Bologna.
As Tottenham visit Fiorentina, Paddy Agnew looks at the history of the club and the renewed optimism under Paulo Sousa.