Chris Smalling’s last-minute absence combined with those of Perotti, Ünder and Zappacosta leaves little room for Paulo Fonseca to maneuver for tonight’s match against Sassuolo.
There are two doubts within the potential formation of the Giallorossi: the central defender to join Fazio and the midfielder alongside Veretout. In defence, the favorite is Gianluca Mancini, who started in the Derby and is the frontrunner ahead of Juan Jesus.
As for the midfield, Cristante is expected to start, but Fonseca is also keen to see a pairing of Diawara-Veretout, according to Corriere della Sera. Meanwhile, the attack will consist of Pellegrini as the playmaker with Mkhitaryan and Zaniolo on the wings supporting Dzeko.