Roma welcome back Francesco Totti and Daniele De Rossi as they face Sampdoria at the Stadio Olimpico tonight.
The Giallorossi had been due to play Cagliari on Sunday, but the game was called off and a 3-0 victory awarded to Zdenek Zeman’s men after President Massimo Cellino urged fans to attend the match behind closed doors.
Miralem Pjanic is a late addition to the injury list with Pablo Daniel Osvaldo, Dodo and Bogdan Lobont.
However, Totti and De Rossi return, the midfielder for his first appearance since picking up an injury on international duty.
The trident attack is completed by Erik Lamela and Mattia Destro.
Sampdoria lost their 100 per cent record with a 1-1 draw against Torino at the weekend, but remain one of the surprise outfits of the season.
Andrea Poli, Fernando Tissone and Juan Antonio miss out along with the suspended Maxi Lopez, who sits out a two-match ban for kicking the door of the referee’s locker room.
Therefore Nicola Pozzi steps in to join Marcelo Estigarribia and Eder in the front three.
Roma: Stekelenburg; Taddei, Burdisso, Castan, Balzaretti; Marquinho, Tachtsidis, Florenzi; Lamela, Destro, Totti
Roma bench: Goicoechea, Svedkauskas, Romagnoli, Piris, Marquinhos, De Rossi, Perrotta, Tallo, Lopez
Sampdoria: Romero; Berardi, Gastaldello, Rossini, Costa; Munari, Maresca, Obiang; Estigarribia, Pozzi, Eder
Sampdoria bench: Berni, Mustafi, Poulsen, Soriano, Castellini, Renan, Krsticic, De Silvestri, Icardi
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