The pressure is on Luis Enrique as Roma welcome Udinese in tonight’s head-to-head for European places with Francesco Totti back in the starting XI.
The Giallorossi were subjected to fan protests after Saturday’s humiliating 4-2 defeat at Lecce, especially as it was 4-0 until the final minutes.
Totti and Miralem Pjanic are back in the squad, but Fabio Borini, Fabio Simplicio, Nicolas Burdisso, Juan, Leandro Greco, Marco Cassetti, Bogdan Lobont and late addition Gianluca Curci are out of action.
Daniele De Rossi is therefore moved into a centre-back role again, as Marquinho, Fernando Gago and Pjanic take midfield positions.
Erik Lamela and Pablo Daniel Osvaldo complete the trident with captain Totti, but Gabriel Heinze, Bojan Krkic and Aleandro Rosi are dropped.
Udinese are still in the hunt for a Champions League spot, but also have injury problems with Mehdi Benatia, Antonio Floro Flores, Dusan Basta, Christian Battocchio, Diego Fabbrini, Emmanuel Badu and Mauricio Isla sidelined.
Antonio Di Natale leads the way with support from Almen Abdi in a packed midfield.
Roma:Stekelenburg; Taddei, De Rossi, Kjaer, Jose Angel; Pjanic, Gago, Marquinho; Lamela, Totti, Osvaldo
Roma bench:Pigliacelli, Rosi, Heinze, Perrotta, Viviani, Bojan, Tallo
Udinese:Handanovic; Coda, Danilo, Domizzi; Pereyra, Fernandes, Pinzi, Pazienza, Asamoah, Pasquale; Abdi; Di Natale
Udinese bench: Padelli, Ferronetti, Neuton, Torje, Pazienza, Armero, Barreto
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