The Englishman traveled to Florence with the group today. Smalling may be available to face Fiorentina as Fonseca stated.
There’s still a chance to see Chris Smalling playing with Gianluca Mancini as a center-back at the Stadio Artemio Franchi tomorrow. The Englishman seems to be fit and traveled to Tuscany with his teammates today.
In today’s press conference ahead of Fiorentina-Roma, the coach of the Giallorossi spoke about the defender as well: “Smalling trained yesterday and today. He is fine and an available option for the match.”
Although Fazio seems to be ready to face Vincenzo Montella’s side as well, the Argentine defender could be replaced by the former Manchester United man against the Viola.
Fiorentina are a tough side especially in front of their fans. Their recent good performance against Inter could have brought them the right confidence back.
When asked if Federico Chiesa’s possible absence tomorrow could push him to change Roma’s choices in the backline, Fonseca stated: “No. We don’t know if he will play tomorrow but nothing will change in choosing the team.”