Diego Llorente to start in Sampdoria clash

Andy Mattioli

Jose Mourinho will have to apply a major rotation to his starting line-up in the first match after the international break.

The game against Sampdoria will entail Mourinho having to do without the likes of Roger Ibanez, Gianluca Mancini and Bryan Cristante – all of whom are banned following the events from the Derby della Capitale.

As a result, Gazzetta dello Sport claims Mourinho will rely on Diego Llorente and Chris Smalling to lead the defense. This will be Llorente’s second starting appearance after the first leg with Real Sociedad in the Europa League.

Zeki Celik could also get his chance to feature for the Giallorossi.

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