Luis Enrique changes Roma again with a Lamela-Pjanic-Osvaldo trident attack in Novara.
There were fears tonight's game would not go ahead at the Stadio Piola, as there are thunderstorms and flash floods in the Piemonte region.
However, the artificial pitch is able to deal with the inclement weather much better than natural grass.
Luis Enrique has fielded a different line-up in every single game and made more changes tonight, forming a trident of Miralem Pjanic, Erik Lamela and Pablo Daniel Osvaldo.
Rodrigo Taddei is brought in as left-back with Aleandro Rosi on the right. Curiously, Marco Cassetti is chosen as centre-back, whereas he usually plays wide.
Novara are without Samir Ujkani, Lisuzzo, Carlalberto Ludi and Paolo Hernan Dellafiore, so the options are limited in defence.
Takayuki Morimoto has been picked to start in attack with Riccardo Meggiorini and Andrea Mazzarani.
Luis Enrique needs to get his Roma back on track after two consecutive defeats against Genoa and Milan.
Francesco Totti is still out of action along with Fabio Borini, David Pizarro, Simon Kjaer, Juan and Bogdan Lobont.
Novara: 31 Fontana; 14 Morganella, 24 Paci, 30 Centurioni, 3 Gemiti; 18 Marianini, 17 Porcari, 10 Rigoni; 21 Mazzarani; 11 Morimoto, 69 Meggiorini
Novara bench: 44 Coser, 28 Garcia, 2 Giorgi, 22 Pesce, 23 Radovanovic, 6 Pinardi, 27 Jeda
Roma: 24 Stekelenburg; 87 Rosi, 29 Burdisso, 77 Cassetti, 11 Taddei; 23 Greco, 16 De Rossi, 19 Gago; 15 Pjanic, 8 Lamela, 9 Osvaldo
Roma bench: 18 Curci, 5 Heinze, 3 Jose Angel, 14 Bojan, 22 Borriello, 20 Perrotta, 30 Simplicio
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