Houssem Aouar replaces Lorenzo Pellegrini in Lecce showdown

Andy Mattioli

Algerian midfielder Houssem Aouar is expected to feature in Daniele De Rossi’s line-up tonight.

As Roma prepare to face Lecce in a crucial away game in Salento, the Giallorossi will have to deal with the absence of their skipper, Lorenzo Pellegrini, who is ruled out for the match due to suspension.

In his place, Corriere dello Sport reports that Houssem Aouar is guaranteed to start alongside Bryan Cristante and Leandro Paredes.

This will be Aouar’s third consecutive Serie A start for Roma following his appearances from kick-off in the games against Fiorentina – where he scored – and the last match before the international break with Sassuolo.

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