Mayoral & Villar with a chance to start vs CSKA Sofia

Andy Mattioli

Roma need to pick themselves up after the resounding home defeat to Inter. The Giallorossi are already preparing the midweek fixture vs CSKA Sofia.

According to Corriere della Sera, The Special One will have limited means of turnover for the roster considering several injuries impacting the squad.

The conditions of Carles Pérez continue to be monitored by the club’s medical staff – the Spanish winger was ruled out only a few minutes before Roma-Inter due to muscle fatigue of the right thigh. The Roma attacker’s availability for the Conference League is still questionable.

On the other hand, both Mancini and Zaniolo are expected to start. The two Italians are going to miss Roma’s Serie A match vs Spezia due to suspension. Mourinho will thus rely on them in the Conference League.

In the meantime, Smalling should rest with Kumbulla slotting into a 3-man defense.

Corriere della Sera reports that Mayoral has a concrete chance of starting for Roma, along with Gonzalo Villar who recently won his battle against COVID. Both Spaniards are looking to increase their playing time in the weeks ahead before the January transfer window.

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