Multiple Roma and Juventus Stars in Doubt for Sunday Showdown

Tammy Abraham played only 17 minutes in the last game with England, as he bowed out quickly after subbing in. There was fear he sustained a serious ankle problem. Roma announced that the striker picked up a significant heel trauma. He will not practice today and will be questionable for Sunday’s clash with Juventus. On the other hand, the issue is not overly worrisome. Eldor Shomurodov would start if the Englishman could not. He was optimistic in some brief remarks from the airport.

Lorenzo Pellegrini will be present against the Bianconeri after battling the flu. Juventus are dealing with a few question marks of their own. Paulo Dybala is nursing a thigh pull and has yet to go into full training. He will at most be on the bench versus Roma, Sky Sport reports. Alvaro Morata is recovering from a strain and is progressing steadily. He has an outside chance to be available, but the medical staff will probably err on the side of caution.

Massimiliano Allegri will also have to find a way to replace Adrien Rabiot on the left flank. Due to the absences up front, Federico Chiesa and Federico Bernardeschi were likely to feature as strikers. With the midfielder contracting Coronavirus, one of the two could move to the wing. At that point, the coach would field a pure center-forward, either Moise Kean or Kaio Jorge.

Weston McKennie will be an option to fill in too. He missed one USMNT match due to muscle fatigue, but he started Thursday night. However, he, like Rodrigo Bentancur, Danilo, and Alex Sandro, will return to Italy only on Friday. The gaffer previously stated that the Roma game would be different from the Napoli one. He did not call up any South American on that occasion, but it was on Saturday.