Zdenek Zeman is back in charge of Roma and picks a typically spectacular line-up against Catania.
The Coach helped Pescara to promotion last season and returned to the Olimpico 13 years after his previous spell here.
New signing Mattia Destro cannot yet contribute, as he has to sit out a one-match ban left behind from his days at Siena, while Dodo is injured.
The 4-3-3 system remains with Francesco Totti most likely playing wide in a trident attack with Pablo Daniel Osvaldo and Erik Lamela.
New signings Ivan Piris, Leandro Castan, Federico Balzaretti and Michael Bradley are in the starting XI.
Catania have a bad history of results in Rome and begin their adventure under new Coach Rolando Maran.
Mariano Izco and Alessandro Potenza are the only injury cases for the Sicilians, who rely on Gonzalo Bergessio, ‘Papu’ Gomez and Pablo Barrientos in another 4-3-3.
Roma:Stekelenburg; Piris, Burdisso, Castan, Balzaretti; Bradley, De Rossi, Pjanic; Lamela, Osvaldo, Totti
Catania: Andujar; Alvarez, Bellusci, Legrottaglie, Marchese; Biagianti, Lodi, Almiron; Barrientos, Bergessio, Gomez