Empoli-Roma will take place today, October 6, 2018, at 2:30 PM (EST) at Stadio Carlo Castellani. Official Lineups of the match.
The giallorossi want to go ahead on the right path after their convincing victories against Frosinone, Lazio, and Viktoria Plzen.
Di Francesco plays Santon on the right defensive flank relegating Florenzi on the bench. On the other side, Luca Pellegrini replaces the injured Kolarov.
De Rossi will be playing with Nzonzi right in front of the backline. Lorenzo Pellegrini is confirmed as trequartista behind Edin Dzeko. The Bosnia international is supported by El Shaarawy and Under. The Italian Egyptian winger operates on the left flank while the talented Turk on the right side.
Roma need to collect three points at Stadio Castellani to reduce the gap with those teams currently at the top of the Serie A standings. Although today’s match is not going to be easy for the Lupi, Di Francesco seemed to be very confident at the press conference ahead of Empoli-Roma. “We have to dominate the game demonstrating our growth,” said the Italian coach to the press yesterday.
Empoli-Roma: Official Lineups Serie A 2018-19
EMPOLI (4-3-1-2): Terracciano; Di Lorenzo, Silvestre, Maietta, Veseli; Acquah, Capezzi, Krunic; Zajc; Bennacer, Caputo.
ROMA (4-2-3-1): Olsen; Santon, Manolas, Fazio, Luca Pellegrini; De Rossi, Nzonzi; Under, Lorenzo Pellegrini, El Shaarawy; Dzeko.