Roma introduce the trident of Erik Lamela, Francesco Totti and Bojan Krkic to take on Chievo amid an injury crisis.
The Giallorossi ended 2011 with two consecutive victories and hope to start the year on a similar note, although the Christmas break has brought bad news.
Pablo Daniel Osvaldo is out for two months with a thigh strain, while David Pizarro is in Chile due to family issues and Marco Borriello joined Juventus.
Also injured are Fabio Borini, Nicolas Burdisso, Marco Cassetti, Aleandro Rosi and Simone Perrotta.
Coach Luis Enrique has picked a trident of Lamela, Totti and Bojan, while Fabio Simplicio gets the nod in midfield.
Rodrigo Taddei and Jose Angel are the full-backs.
Chievo have a full squad to choose from and it is Under-21 international Alberto Paloschi who joins Sergio Pellissier and Cyril Thereau in a more attacking 4-3-1-2 system.
Roma:24 Stekelenburg; 11 Taddei, 4 Juan, 5 Heinze, 3 Jose Angel; 30 Simplicio, 16 De Rossi, 15 Pjanic; 8 Lamela, 10 Totti, 14 Bojan
Roma bench:18 Curci, 44 Kjaer, 2 Cicinho, 23 Greco, 19 Gago, 92 Viviani, 47 Caprari
Chievo:54 Sorrentino; 21 Frey, 3 Andreolli, 12 Cesar, 13 Jokic; 10 Luciano, 6 Bradley, 56 Hetemaj; 77 Théréau; 31 Pellissier, 23 Paloschi
Chievo bench:1 Puggioni, 20 Sardo, 2 Morero, 16 Rigoni, 7 Sammarco, 8 Cruzado, 9 Moscardelli