Likely formations for the Europa League are always a tricky proposition. Often times, when managers play in Europe’s second-tier competition, they try to rest as many starters as possible while putting together a team that is good enough to win. Up until that point, Paulo Fonseca had done just that – he had almost a completely different starting XI than in Serie A and still had positive results.
In this case, however, Fonseca faces quite a dilemma: even though there are six central defenders on the squad, only one is healthy. And this is Juan Jesus. Gianluca Mancini and Roger Ibañez maintain minor muscle tension, while Chris Smalling has a knee problem. To top it off, Federico Fazio and Max Kumbulla are not ready to return from Covid. Davide Santon, Javier Pastore and Nicoló Zaniolo complete the list of injured.
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Fonseca is confident of having their favorite Mancini, Ibañez and Smalling trio back in Naples on Sunday but will have to make a big decision. The Roma have been in a groove since switching to a 3-4-2-1 during the summer restart. However, since Juan Jesus is the only natural CB available it would be difficult to stick with three in the back.
So I expect the Roma to move to a four-man line, with Juan Jesus and Bryan Cristante assuming the central roles. Meanwhile, Fonseca has confirmed that Riccardo Calafiori will start with this one – Spinazzola on the left. The defense is rounded off by Bruno Peres on the right. I would expect Pau Lopez to start between the sticks on this one.
With a move to a four-man backline, Fonseca is likely to return to its preferred 4-2-3-1 formation. In the Double Pivot we will likely see Gonzalo Villar as a partner of the recently recovered Amadou Diawara. If we turn to the attacking midfield trio, we should see Lorenzo Pellegrini center Carles Perez and Pedro. In the meantime, Borja Mayoral will start for the striker but Fonseca have said Edin Dzeko will play a few minutes to test his fitness before the Napoli clash.
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