Jose Mourinho to field starting eleven ahead of Serie A opener in Toulouse friendly

Andy Mattioli

Roma are set to travel to France later today to face Toulouse in one of their last pre-season friendly games.

As the club continue to negotiate Roger Ibanez’s exit with Al-Ahli, Jose Mourinho prepares the desired starting eleven ahead of the season opener with Salernitana on 20 August.

According to Corriere della Sera, the Special One is likely to field the intended starting line-up today which means Dybala and Pellegrini will both start from the bench as they face suspension for the first match of this year’s Serie A.

Thus, Belotti and El Shaarawy will lead the attack, with Kristensen and Zalewski on the wings.

Houssem Aouar will take his place in the midfield alongside Bryan Cristante and Edoardo Bove – Nemanja Matic is being rested.

Finally, Diego Llorente is currently favored to start ahead of Evan Ndicka in a three-man defense with Chris Smalling and Gianluca Mancini.

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