Saturday September 17 2011
Borini to start Inter-Roma?

Fabio Borini could be a shock member of the starting XI when Roma travel to Inter in a battle of the crisis clubs tonight.

Both sides are under huge pressure after losing their Serie A openers and falling in Europe, so they must improve their fortunes this evening at San Siro.

There are reports Luis Enrique is planning to revamp the team that lost 2-1 at home to Cagliari last weekend.

It is possible Under-21 Italian international Borini could be introduced in the initial line-up against Inter to replace Pablo Daniel Osvaldo.

He is a former Chelsea and Swansea striker who has apparently impressed the Coach during training.

Borini only moved to Roma on transfer deadline day, having joined Parma a few weeks earlier as a free agent.

Another alternative for the trident attack is Marco Borriello, who was told he could leave in the summer, but was unable to find a new club.

The Giallorossi are without the suspended Jose Angel for tonight's game, while Cicinho, Juan, Erik Lamela and Stefano Okaka are injured.

Simon Kjaer is likely to make his Roma debut at centre-back, having missed out last week.

Meanwhile, Inter are forced to do without Dejan Stankovic and Cristian Chivu. The pair also missed Wednesday's surprise 1-0 home defeat to Trabzonspor in the Champions League.

They join long-term absentees Emiliano Viviano, Ivan Cordoba, Douglas Maicon, Thiago Motta and Andrea Poli.

Inter squad: Julio Cesar, Castellazzi, Orlandoni; Zanetti, Lucio, Ranocchia, Samuel, Faraoni, Jonathan, Bianchetti, Nagatomo; Sneijder, Alvarez, Cambiasso, Obi, Coutinho, Muntari; Pazzini, Forlan, Milito, Zarate, Castaignos

Roma squad: Borini, Borriello, N Burdisso, Cassetti, Curci, De Rossi, Gago, Heinze, Kjaer, Bojan, Osvaldo, Perrotta, Pizarro, Pjanic, Rosi, Stekelenburg, Taddei, Totti