Mile Svilar confirmed to start in Rome derby

Andy Mattioli

Roma are set to face Lazio in the Coppa Italia quarter-finals later tonight.

Jose Mourinho is expected to keep rotations down to the bare minimum as the Giallorossi continue to struggle with injuries.

Gianluca Mancini is expected to play despite his groin injury and Diego Llorente remains doubtful, with Dean Huijsen ready to make his debut from the start.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Mile Svilar is confirmed to start tonight as he continues to be Rui Patricio’s back-up.

The Portuguese veteran shot-stopper remains Roma’s goalie of choice in Serie A, but Svilar is now reassured to start in the Giallorossi’s cup ties.

Mourinho wants to reaffirm his trust in him and plans to involve Svilar in Roma’s starting eleven in the team’s Europa League campaign in February as well.

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