Cristante and Celik to feature in Roma’s defense versus Cremonese

Andy Mattioli

Roma are expected to apply a minor turnover to their starting formation in this week’s Coppa Italia fixture with Cremonese.

The Giallorossi will seek a rematch versus Cremonese after last year’s 1-2 defeat in the quarter-finals of the competition.

According to Corriere dello Sport, Jose Mourinho will rest Gianluca Mancini who has been dealing with a chronic groin injury for the past few weeks.

The Special One intends to replace Mancini and Ndicka – who is now on international duty with the Ivory Coast national team – with Bryan Cristante and Zeki Celik. Both will play in the defense alongside Diego Llorente in a three-man backline.

Lorenzo Pellegrini and Sardar Azmoun could also end up making a surprise appearance from the start. The Roma captain is likely to start alongside Edoardo Bove and Leandro Paredes.

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