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Saturday November 28 2020
Smalling left out of Roma squad list

Chris Smalling has been left out of Roma squad list while Paulo Fonseca recovers Roger Ibanez and Gianluca Mancini.

Roma face Napoli at the Stadio San Paolo on Sunday and Fonseca will be without the English defender who hasn’t recovered from a mild knee injury.

Ibanez and Mancini, however, return to action and will be eligible to play against the Azzurri.

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Wednesday November 25 2020
Roma: Fazio recovers from COVID, Smalling out against Cluj

Federico Fazio has reportedly recovered from COVID but has not been included in Roma’s squad list to face Cluj, Chris Smalling is also out with an injury.

The former Tottenham defender has reportedly recovered from Coronavirus and needs to undergo general medical examinations before resuming training with the rest of the team.

Chris Smalling has been left out of Roma’s squad list for Thursday’s Europa League game in Romania and the same is true of Roger Ibanez.

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Tuesday November 24 2020
Roma: Smalling doubtful for Cluj

Roma defender Chris Smalling has reportedly suffered a problem in his left knee and is doubtful for the Europa League match against CFR Cluj.

The English defender was out against Parma with food poisoning and returned to training yesterday, but Tuttomercatoweb reveals he’s doubtful ahead of the trip to Romania.

The report reveals Smalling felt a discomfort in his left knee during training and had to stop, but he carried out individual training today.

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Saturday November 21 2020
Fonseca: 'Smalling out against Parma'

Paulo Fonseca warns Chris Smalling is out of Roma’s match with Parma, while Borja Mayoral will lead the way upfront. ‘Results have given everyone confidence.’

It kicks off on Sunday 14.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

“Lorenzo Pellegrini trained with us today, he is not in the best condition, but he’s in the squad. Chris Smalling is not ready and will not play,” said the coach in his press conference.

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Wednesday November 18 2020
Roma: Smalling suffers food poisoning

Chris Smalling didn’t train with Roma due to severe food poisoning and the English defender is uncertain ahead of the match against Parma.

The Giallorossi revealed the centre-back has suffered severe food poisoning and now has only three days to get back in shape for Sunday’s match.

Smalling, who returned on a permanent deal on transfer deadline day, did individual work due to the problem but according to Sky Sport, the former Manchester United defender should be fit to play on Sunday.

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Sunday November 1 2020
Fonseca: 'Smalling leader for Roma'

Paulo Fonseca admits Chris Smalling’s return has affected Roma confidence in defence and attack after their 2-0 win over Fiorentina. ‘He is a leader.’

The Giallorossi certainly looked more confident than Thursday’s 0-0 Europa League draw with CSKA Sofia, but it was also the second game with Smalling in the starting XI and second consecutive clean sheet.

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Thursday October 29 2020
Smalling: 'Waiting all summer for Roma'

Chris Smalling relished his comeback for Roma, even if it was only a 0-0 draw with CSKA Sofia. ‘I’ve been waiting all summer to get back out there.’

This was the English centre-back’s first appearance of the season, as between the Manchester United transfer negotiations and injury, he hadn’t played since the end of July.

“I’ve been waiting all summer to get back out there,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

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Monday October 19 2020
Report: Smalling out against Young Boys

Roma reportedly continue to cope without Chris Smalling, as the Giallorossi prepare for their first match in the Europa League against Young Boys.

RomaPress reveals the former England international will not be ready to play in Europe on Thursday, as he sprained his left knee in training last week.

Smalling returned from Manchester United on transfer deadline day, having spent 2019-20 on loan with the Giallorossi.

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Friday October 16 2020
Report: injured Smalling to miss Benevento

Roma star defender Chris Smalling has reportedly picked up a mild knee sprain and will miss Sunday’s clash against Benevento.

According to both Il Tempo and Tele Radio Stereo Smalling picked up a mild strain at his left knee. Today he will work individually and his conditions will be evaluated day by day.

Not a serious injury but the Englishman is reportedly going to skip the upcoming Serie A clash against Benevento.

Smalling had made his Roma return in the deadline day and had his official unveiling earlier this week.

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Wednesday October 14 2020
Smalling: ‘Roma stronger than last season’

Chris Smalling was officially unveiled by Roma today and said that he is happy to be back in a ‘stronger team’ after ‘long negotiations.’

"I’m very happy to be here,” he told reporters.

“I am convinced that the team is stronger this year thanks to the experience gained in the last season. I can not wait to start, we want to take away great satisfaction".

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