Celik, Llorente and Smalling to start in Sampdoria clash

Andy Mattioli

Jose Mourinho is expected to come up with alternative solutions in Roma’s next Serie A fixture to compensate for the absences of Bryan Cristante, Gianluca Mancini and Roger Ibanez.

The main issue will have to be addressed in the team’s defensive set-up. Karsdorp’s recent injury is likely to force Mourinho to once again rely on Zeki Celik.

The Turkish fullback, reports Corriere dello Sport, is expected to start in a three-man defense along with the likes of Diego Llorente and Chris Smalling.

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