Gini Wijnaldum to replace Cristante in Sassuolo clash

Andy Mattioli

After less than three days of rest, Roma must turn their attention to this weekend’s Serie A fixture with Sassuolo at the Stadio Olimpico.

Rotations are expected to be kept at a minimum by Roma boss Jose Mourinho who will have to deal with Lorenzo Pellegrini and Bryan Cristante’s absence.

Whereas the Roma captain is dealing with a head injury, Cristante is set to serve his suspension today due to accumulation of yellow cards.

In his place Gini Wijnaldum is expected to start with Nemanja Matic ready to put another shift from the start, reports Il Tempo.

Stephan El Shaarawy will take Lorenzo Pellegrini’s place and lead Roma’s attacker together with Paulo Dybala and Tammy Abraham.