The Portuguese coach needs fresh and fit players to face the next important matches. Under and Mkhitaryan could be available against Milan.
Roma’s roster is halved due to the injuries suffered by many players. The Giallorossi are going to face a stressful period with many challenges domestically and on the international stage.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Cengiz Under have almost completed their recovery phase and albeit they could be out for the upcoming Europa League clash against Borussia, Fonseca should have them back in the group to face Milan. Two important players that may solve Roma‘s offensive problems thanks to their quality and ability to speed up the offensive plays.
The Turkish talent played only 2 Serie A matches so far (average of 78 minutes per game). One goal for Cengiz (scoring frequency 157 minutes) and 2 shots per game.
78% of accurate passes in the attacking third, Under may be the player capable of creating a necessary numerical superiority on the right flank.
The Armenia international is highly needed on the left flank instead. Since his arrival from Arsenal, Mkhitaryan made a difference there and supported Dzeko starting wide.
83% of accurate passes per game, 81% in the opposition half. Only one goal for the experienced winger so far but Fonseca needs Mkhitaryan for his ability to provide key passes.
Under and Mkhitaryan’s returns will push Zaniolo in the middle of the pitch. The Italian midfielder could operate as a trequartista behind Dzeko.