Zaniolo could start off the bench in Derby della Capitale

Andy Mattioli

Nicolo Zaniolo could be an additional reinforcement off the bench in tonight’s Derby della Capitale, reports Corriere dello Sport.

The 22-year-old, who visibly struggled against Udinese and Vitesse, is questionable to feature in the team’s starting eleven.

Mourinho is considering altering the starting formation and could utilize Zaniolo in the second half, when both teams are likely to experience fatigue.

The Italian newspaper claims that Roma will rely on 3-4-2-1 formation similar to the one we saw against Spezia, with Sergio Oliveira replacing Zaniolo.

On the left flank, Nicola Zalewski is favored over El Shaarawy. Meanwhile, Kumbulla will start over Ibañez in a three-man defense alongside Mancini and Smalling.

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