Zaniolo, Matic and Zalewski to start in Rome derby

Andy Mattioli

With only two days of rest to look forward to, Roma must immediately turn their focus on the upcoming Derby della Capitale after having beaten Ludogorets and qualified to the Europa League playoffs.

According to Sky Sport, Jose Mourinho will not risk with any rotational experiments. The Special One is expected to rely on his most trusted performers for Sunday evening.

The Portuguese technician will start Nicolo Zaniolo in the attack following the youngster’s brilliant performance to lead the Giallorossi over Ludogorets on Thursday night in an impressive comeback win.

Meanwhile, Nicola Zalewski will take his spot on the left flank and start instead of Stephan El Shaarawy who will contribute off the bench.

Nemanja Matic is also expected to replace Mady Camara in Roma’s starting eleven alongside Bryan Cristante.

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