Internazionle resume their Serie A campaign following the mid-season break at San Siro on Sunday night.
With both sides looking to bounce back from a poor end to the first half of the season, here’s the lineup Inter manager Luciano Spalletti could select to face his former club.
Samir Handanovic has been an ever present this season and should continue that run on Sunday.
Having demonstrated his importance to Inter’s back line time and again, 22-year-old Milan Skriniar has been a key man this season, and he may have a new defensive partner on Sunday night after Lisandro Lopez joined on loan for the rest of the season from Portuguese champions Benfica on Thursday.
Joao Cancelo has taken over at right back from the injured Danilo D’Ambrosio recently, while Davide Santon should operate from left back.
Luciano Spalletti has not been one to rotate his side too much this season, and Ivan Perisic; Antonio Candreva and Borja Valero have all featured in every league game this season.
Perisic and Candreva will likely be the main source of supply for Mauro Icardi up front, while Valero, Roberto Gagliardini and Matias Vecino, a goalscorer in the reverse fixture earlier this season, look to control the centre of the park against a combative Roma midfield.
Mauro Icardi goes into this fixture needing just one more goal to complete a century of Serie A strikes.
Of his previous 99 goals, 89 have come in the famous black and blue colours of Inter. Having scored 18 in 20 appearances so far this campaign, you wouldn’t bet against him reaching the landmark against the club he faced on his league debut for Sampdoria when he meets them again on Sunday night, having netted twice in the 3-1 win at Roma back in August.