Roma have been forced to play with a weakened defense as they host Palermo, with Juan suspended and Philippe Mexes injured. Marco Cassetti moves to center back and Simone Loria slots in at fullback. Mirko Vučinić takes the bench, because Vincenzo Montella clearly hates me, and Jérémy Menez takes his place.
Palermo leave out captain Fabrizio Miccoli and have Josip Iličić out injured, but at least welcome back Javier Pastore from injury. He starts just behind Abel Hernández and Mauricio Pinilla.Other than that, it's just a question of whether we see good Salvatore Sirigu or bad Salvatore Sirigu.
AS Roma Starting XI: 32 Doni; 77 Cassetti, 29 N. Burdisso, 15 Loria, 17 Riise; 7 Pizarro, 16 De Rossi; 87 Rosi, 94 Menez, 11 Taddei; 10 Totti
Palermo Starting XI: 46 Sirigu; 16 Cassani, 3 Goian, 5 Bovo, 42 Balzaretti; 8 Migliaccio, 21 Bacinovic, 23 Nocerino; 27 Pastore; 51 Pinilla, 9 Hernandez.
Thanks to Adam Digby for the lineups.