Javier Pastore could be dropped for Diego Perotti when Roma face Borussia Monchengladbach in the Europa League on Thursday.
Monchengladbach have surprised everyone in the Bundesliga this season, taking top spot after 10 rounds played, but remain bottom of Group J in the Europa League.
Leonardo Spinazzola is suffering from a muscle problem, so Paulo Fonseca will have to call on Santon at right-back.
Jordan Veretout and Gianluca Mancini are expected to continue together in the midfield double pivot, whereas Perotti could get the nod as Roma’s No 10, given Pastore started the 2-1 win against Napoli.
Mert Cetin was sent off against Napoli, and it’s likely the Turk will be replaced in the heart of the defence by Federico Fazio tomorrow.
Gladbach, meanwhile, could switch to a 4-3-3 formation, meaning recalls for Lars Stindl and reported Inter target Denis Zakaria.
Borussia Monchengladbach (probable):Sommer; Lainer, Ginter, Jantschke, Wendt; Zakaria, Kramer, Neuhaus; Herrmann, Thuram, Stindl
Roma (probable):Lopez; Santon, Fazio, Smalling, Kolarov; Veretout, Mancini; Zaniolo, Perotti, Kluivert; Dzeko
Referee: Gil Manzano (ESP)
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