Spinazzola, Pellegrini and Karsdorp to start for Roma versus Udinese

Andy Mattioli

Roma are hours away from stepping on the pitch of the Stadio Olimpico to face Udinese.

Jose Mourinho is expected to rely on some of his more consistent performers for this evening’s Serie A fixture.

Italian media predict an immediate start for Lorenzo Pellegrini – the captain returns following an extended absence due to injury.

Pellegrini will most likely start alongside Bryan Cristante and Leandro Paredes.

In the meantime, the Special One will rely on Leonardo Spinazzola and Rick Karsdorp on either wing – both players remained at Trigoria during international duty.

Mancini, Ndicka and Llorente will provide security to Rui Patricio’s backline.

Finally, the attack will be led by Paulo Dybala and Romelu Lukaku.