Il Tempo: Garcia could make changes against City

Il Tempo has reported this afternoon that Rudi Garcia may opt to bench Daniele De Rossi ahead of Wednesday’s match against Manchester City in favor of Seydou Keita.

Reportedly, the Frenchman may sit De Rossi, who has logged 1050 minutes this season, and allow Seydou Keita to play the “anchor” role in front of the defense. Further changes from Saturday’s formation may also include Maicon, Gervinho, Lukasz Skorupski, and Davide Astori returning to Roma’s starting XI, with the likes of Morgan De Sanctis, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, and Alessandro Florenzi relegated to the bench.

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