Roma travels to Scudetto winners Inter just a bit healthier than they were a week ago. Stephan El Shaarawy, Carles Pérez, and Gonzalo Villar return from injury, while Gianluca Mancini is back from suspension. The returns of those four players will give Fonseca some more options in both his starting XI and off the bench. And we will likely see 3-4 changes from the side that hammered Crotone over the weekend at the Olimpico.
Daniel Fuzato should retain his place in Roma’s goal after pitching a shutout on Sunday. In front of him, we’ll likely see a back four lead by Mancini after Fonseca confirmed that moving the Italian into the midfield is an option for the last few matches but won’t happen from the start tomorrow.
“Yes, we’ll have to see what happens over the next few games. It’s true that I want to continue playing with three in that central midfield area. But what I can say is that Mancini won’t play in midfield tomorrow, he’ll be in defence.”
Partnering Mancini in the center of defense will be Max Kumbulla. Flanking them at the full-back positions will be Rick Karsdorp and Bruno Peres. Moving into the midfield, Bryan Cristante and Gonzalo Villar will play in the double pivot. Moving into the attack, Lorenzo Pellegrini will be flanked on the wings by Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pedro.
At striker, Fonseca will have to choose between Edin Dzeko and Borja Mayoral. Most publications tip the Bosnian but I think it’ll be difficult for Fonseca to bench Mayoral after Sunday’s brace, so I’ll tip the Spaniard.