Edlor Shomurodov is looking to pick up form after a series of below average performances that happened to catch Jose Mourinho’s critical eye. The Uzbekistan international has now a chance to feature in the starting eleven in Roma’s Coppa Italia fixture vs Lecce, reports La Gazzetta dello Sport.
Carles Perez is also likely to start after having the majority of his playing time reduced as a result of Felix’s numerous appearances. The Spaniard will be given the chance to start given Pellegrini’s absence and El Shaarawy questionable status.
Finally, defender Marash Kumbulla will also feature from the first minute for the second consecutive time following an impressive performance in Roma’s 1-0 win over Cagliari.