Serie A Preview | Roma vs. Torino: Another shake-up for Mourinho

by | Nov 27, 2021 22:55

Jose Mourinho is forced to reshuffle his Roma pack yet again, this time due to a lack of midfielders, while Torino try to improve their away record.

The Giallorossi seem to go into every game at the moment with a myriad of new problems. Bryan Cristante and Gonzalo Villar are still positive for COVID-19, with Riccardo Calafiori and Leonardo Spinazzola injured. Now Jordan Veretout is suspended, leaving few options in midfield, so Lorenzo Pellegrini could drop back.

Toro really are a different prospect on home turf, managing three consecutive victories at the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino, along with three away defeats in a row. Andrea Belotti is trying to rediscover his form after that ankle injury and contract dispute.

Form Guide: Roma (W L L W D) Torino (W L W L W)

Stat fact: These two teams haven’t played a Serie A draw since December 2015, followed by eight Roma wins and three for Torino.

Probable line-ups

Roma (3-4-1-2): Rui Patricio; Kumbulla, Mancini, Ibanez; Karsdorp, Pellegrini, Darboe, El Shaarawy; Mkhitaryan; Abraham, Zaniolo

Suspended: Veretout

Injured: Spinazzola, Cristante, Villar

On a yellow card: Karsdorp, Cristante, Mancini, Abraham

Torino (3-4-2-1): Milinkovic-Savic; Djidji, Bremer, Buongiorno; Singo, Lukic, Pobega, Vojvoda; Linetty, Brekalo; Belotti

Suspended: None

Injured: Verdi, Rodriguez, Ansaldi, Mandragora, Edera

On a yellow card: None

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