Houssem Aouar to replace Pellegrini, Baldanzi to start in Dybala’s place vs Lecce

Andy Mattioli

Roma are preparing for their trip to Lecce ahead of Monday’s fixture.

Instead of celebrating Easter with their families, Daniele De Rossi and his players will travel to Salento later today as they are set to play their first game after the international break against a team that is desperate for points in their fight against relegation.

Roma’s starting line-up will likely include several changes due to some very important absences including Lorenzo Pellegrini’s – the Giallorossi skipper is suspended for this Serie A matchday and therefore unable to travel with the team.

In his place, Il Tempo reports Houssem Aouar is ready to start alongside Bryan Cristante and Leandro Paredes.

Additionally, Roma will have to do without Paulo Dybala from the first minute: the Argentine is still not 100% and a decision is yet to be made with regards to his availability.

As a result, the newspaper suggests that Tommaso Baldanzi is set to start in the attack behind Romelu Lukaku and Stephan El Shaarawy.

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