With the Conference League in sight and Nicolo Zaniolo out temporarily with a light knee injury, Jose Mourinho is expected to rely on his bench in the upcoming days.
According to Leggo, El Shaarawy is the favorite to replace 22-year-old Zaniolo.
The Italian winger will already be inserted into the starting line-up on Thursday night in Norway vs Bodo/Glimt.
Since Roma do not want to rush Zaniolo’s recovery and risk him, El Shaarawy is also likely to start vs Napoli, a team he’s scored against 3 times in his last 9 encounters.
The last time El Shaarawy bagged a goal against the Partenopei was back in October 2018.