Monday March 11 2019
Probable line-ups: Roma-Empoli

Roma could go 4-4-2 with Patrik Schick and Stephan El Shaarawy up top against Empoli in Serie A this evening.

The match marks Claudio Ranieri’s first since returning to Roma, and the Coach spoke of his intent to play with two strikers at his maiden Press conference.

The Giallorossi are without the injured Daniele De Rossi, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Javier Pastore and Kostas Manolas, while Edin Dzeko, Federico Fazio and Aleksandar Kolarov are suspended.

Consequently, Tuttomercatoweb expects Alessandro Florenzi, Juan Jesus, Ivan Marcano and Davide Santon to form a back four.

A four-man midfield should see Nicolo Zaniolo and Justin Kluivert flank Bryan Cristante and Steven Nzonzi, before Schick and El Shaarawy lead the line.

Empoli, for their part, are tipped to name an unchanged XI to the one that drew 3-3 with Parma last weekend.

Roma (probable): Olsen; Florenzi, Juan Jesus, Marcano, Santon; Zaniolo, Nzonzi, Cristante, Kluivert; Schick, El Shaarawy

Empoli (probable): Dragowski; Veseli, Silvestre, Dell’Orco; Di Lorenzo, Acquah, Bennacer, Krunic, Pasqual; Farias, Caputo

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