Four Serie A match-days have passed since TheLaziali.com last brought you one of our Lazio power rankings articles. We aim to have these released weekly from now on with a slight change in style. In the first piece, we wrote a paragraph about each player. 21 players have now featured in Serie A so to streamline the piece we will be writing a couple of overview paragraphs, explaining big rises or falls; then listing the complete list afterwards.
It has been an interesting few weeks for Lazio. Before today, the Biancocelesti had won four Serie A games consecutively, picking up impressive 4-1 and 2-1 victories over Genoa and Udinese in the last week alone. A lot has happened since our last power rankings, so a lot of changes have been made.
Big fallers include Luis Alberto, Senad Lulic, Martin Caceres and Milan Badelj. Luis Alberto has been less than impressive in recent weeks, to the point where his place is being threatened by both Felipe Caicedo and Joaquin Correa. Senad Lulic, meanwhile, has looked lacklustre on the left in Lazio’s past few fixtures and therefore took a big drop too. He was especially poor against Roma in the derby today; as Lazio lost 3-1. Martin Caceres and Milan Badelj have both been poor too; Badelj has been utilised mainly as a substitute; with the Croatian struggling when not starting from the first minute.
However, a few stars have shined in the past games. Luiz Felipe has returned from injury and has been fairly impressive so far, Joaquin Correa is starting to settle and was one of the few who worked hard in the derby and Thomas Strakosha, derby performance aside, has been putting in some strong goalkeeping shows. Felipe Caicedo, as a new entry, has shot straight into fifth place; putting in much better performances than last season.
The top three consists of Francesco Acerbi, Ciro Immobile and Lucas Leiva. Acerbi was first in our last rankings but has made a few mistakes in the past couple of weeks, dropping by two positions. Ciro Immobile is up by 5 from 7th to 2nd, after scoring three in the Biancoceleste’s past three games. The number one spot is held by Lucas Leiva, up by 4 positions. The Brazilian has been a constant heart of Lazio’s midfield, as he was last season, and has proved a threat both offensively and defensively throughout.
21. Patric (New Entry)
20. Danilo Cataldi (New Entry)
19. Riza Durmisi (New Entry)
18. Martin Caceres (prev. 14 – down 4)
17. Bastos (prev. 16 – down 1)
16. Alessandro Murgia (New Entry)
15. Badelj (prev. 11 – down 4)
14. Adam Marusic (prev. 13 – down 1)
13. Luis Alberto (prev. 4 – down 9)
12. Senad Lulic (prev. 3 – down 9)
11. Radu (prev. 10 – down 1)
10. Luiz Felipe (prev. 15 – up 5)
9. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (prev. 8 – down 1)
8. Joaquin Correa (prev. 12 – up 4)
7. Marco Parolo (prev. 6 – down 1)
6. Thomas Strakosha (prev. 9 – up 3)
5. Felipe Caicedo (New Entry)
4. Wallace (prev. 2 – down 2)
3. Francesco Acerbi (prev. 1 – down 2)
2. Ciro Immobile (prev. 7 – up 5)
- Lucas Leiva (prev. 5 – up 4)
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