Serie A LIVE: Roma v Empoli
Roma aim to get back on track in Serie A after the derby loss, as Lorenzo Pellegrini returns from suspension against giant killer Empoli.
It will start at the Stadio Olimpico at 5:00 p.m. UK time (4:00 p.m. GMT).
You can follow all the preparation and action of today’s six Serie A matches on LIVEBLOG.
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Jose Mourinho is still alive after the 3-2 Derby della Capitale loss to Lazio, although Thursday’s 3-0 Europa League win over Zorya Luhask was little consolation.
Pellegrini was suspended for the derby after a controversial red card against Udinese, but he is returning here, having signed a new contract until June 2026.
Tammy Abraham, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Nicolò Zaniolo complete the front line, with Ebrima Darboe rewarded in midfield after a strong midweek performance.
Empoli are an all-or-nothing side, capable of beating Juventus in Turin or losing at home to Venezia.
Lorenzo Tonelli and Riccardo Fiamozzi return to the bench, but Federico Di Francesco and Andrea Pinamonti lead the attack rather than Patrick Cutrone.
Rome: Rui Patricio; Karsdorp, Mancini, Smalling, Vina; Darboé, Veretout; Zaniolo, Pellegrini, Mkhitaryan; Abraham
Empoli: Vicar; Stojanovic, Romagnoli, Viti, Marchizza; Ricci, Henderson, Zurkowski, Bandinelli; Di Francesco, Pinamonti