The ugly outfit from Verona have a reputation for overachievement and did it again last year, securing a Champions League place after the Calciopoli verdict. But the Flying Donkeys stumbled in Europe and may struggle this term as they try to score goals without the services of Amauri or the banned Victor Obinna.
Prediction: A tough season spent in the bottom half of the table
Players In: GK Mattia Passarini (return from Vittoria) GK Vincenzo Sicignano (from Lecce) DF Andrea Mantovani (from Juventus) (co-ownership resolved in favour of Chievo) DF Giovanni Marchese (return from Catania) DF Giuseppe Scurto (co-ownership renewed from Roma) MF Matteo Brighi (loan extended from Roma) MF Stefano Garzon (return from Cremonese) MF Kamil Kosowski (on loan from 1. FC Kaiserslautern) MF Mattia Marchesetti (from Cremonese) MF Michele Marcolini (from Atalanta) MF Paolo Sammarco (loan extended from AC Milan) FW Salvatore Bruno (return from Brescia) FW Denis Godeas (from Palermo) FW Ervin Skela (from Kaiserslautern) (free transfer) Players Out: GK Alberto Fontana (to Palermo) (free transfer) DF Stefano Oliveri (to Pescara) (co-ownership with Pescara) MF Davide Caremi (to Pescara) MF Alfredo Cariello (from Ascoli, to Crotone) (co-ownership with Crotone) MF Daniele Franceschini (to Sampdoria) MF Giuseppe Gemiti MF Antonios Nastouras (return from Cremonese, to ???) FW Amauri (to Palermo)