Inter Milan wingbacks Matteo Darmian and Denzel Dumfries are reportedly vying for a spot in the starting lineup against AS Roma.
The Nerazzurri travel to the Italian capital with the intention of maintaining the gap they opened last Sunday when they beat their direct Scudetto rivals Juventus in the Derby d’Italia.
Therefore, Sport Mediaset (via FcInterNews) expects Simone Inzaghi to unleash his strongest lineup yet again.
This could well be the same starting XI that prevailed over the Bianconeri last weekend.
But as the source notes, the Inter coach only has one uncertainty at the moment.
The 47-year-old will have to choose between Darmian and Dumfries on the right flank.
The Dutchman started the campaign as the ultimate first choice, before suffering an injury against Napoli in early December.
Since then, the Italian veteran rose to the plate, making this position his despite the arrival of Tajon Buchanan in January.
But with Dumfries gradually regaining his best condition, Inzaghi might decide to rest Darmian. The latter has been playing non-stop for two months.
Inter Milan Stars Matteo Darmian & Denzel Dumfries Vying For A Starting Berth Vs Roma
On the other hand, Davide Frattesi will miss the trip to his native city due after suffering a strain.
Nevertheless, the source tips the 24-year-old to make his return to action starting next weekend against Salernitana
The report also suggests that the Italian midfielder could start against Pippo Inzaghi’s side while his brother Simone opts for a rotation ahead of the Champions League clash against Atletico Madrid.
The Nerazzurri will host the Spanish capital side at San Siro on February 20th. They will then return the visit for the second leg on March 13th.