August 1, 2021

Fantasy football, Rome: with Mourinho air of relaunch for Dzeko. And Zaniolo …

The Bosnian could increase the number of goals, Pellegrini can do badly as a playmaker

First flashes of Rome by Mourinho. The Giallorossi have already taken the field three times, collecting a good ten goals against Montecatini and continuing with two victories without goalscorers with Ternana (Serie B, 2-0) and Triestina (Serie C, 1-0). In these first three games there are already interesting indications to be noted under the fantasy football profile (REGISTER YOUR TEAM HERE)


Usually in July and August talking about football is not very meaningful. But all three friendlies of the Giallorossi carry a common thread, on a tactical level: the 4-2-3-1. This will therefore be the form of José Mourinho’s Roma. Let’s start with who won’t be there. There are many ‘redundancies’ and Mourinho’s strong choices. Under, Pau Lopez and Kluivert have already left the team. The various Fazio, Santon, Pedro, Pastore, Nzonzi, Florenzi, Olsen and the young Bouah, Riccardi, Antonucci, Coric, Celar and Bianda will do so shortly. Clear ideas right away. Mou has returned. In goal there will be Rui Patricio, compatriot of the Giallorossi coach: a highly experienced goalkeeper. The defense will see many high-level performers who will compete from week to week to snatch a starting shirt: Mancini and Smalling will be tailed by Kumbulla and Ibanez in the heart of the rear while on the right Karsdorp is the master of the wing with Reynolds behind. On the left, the new signing Vina will replace Spinazzola, the unlucky Italian hero, very well. From a fantasy football perspective it will be interesting to see the impact of the Uruguayan side in the Italian league, just as Mancini seems to be the first name on Mou’s list in the defensive package, with the others rotating.


In the median, while waiting for Xhaka, Veretout will sit in midfield with Cristante as a valid alternative. On the trocar space for the talented Zaniolo, Pellegrini and Mkhitaryan with Carles Perez and El Shaarawy first alternatives. All Italian football awaits Zaniolo’s speedy recovery with hope: the attacking midfielder is working hard to return to high levels. For Pellegrini an important sliding doors opens: with Mou he can become continuous and turn into an excellent player without the annoying breaks that he often allows. The Armenian has resolved the quarrels of the past years and will be at the disposal of the Lusitanian coach to act as a hen to the many talents in pink. With the revived Dzeko and Mayoral contending for the title holder at the center of the attack. With the Bosnian Mourinho he established an excellent feeling, emotionally recharging the Bosnian center forward, shadow of himself in the last season, also giving him the captain’s armband against Ternana, a ‘historic’ event since the last time was last January 15th in the derby that marked a gap between Dzeko and Fonseca. Clear ideas, human relationships traced. Mourinho’s Rome begins to take shape. At the fantasy football Mancini, Vina, Veretout, Pellegrini and Dzeko seem the most interesting names. Watch out for the Bosnian striker, the feeling with Mourinho is clear. It could return to its glories …