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CONFIRMED: Roma and Fiorentina line-ups – Departed Chelsea star starts, ex-Liverpool man on bench!

Here is how Roma and Fiorentina will line up for their Serie A clash this evening, featuring former Chelsea defender Ashley Cole, while ex-Liverpool midfielder Alberto Aquilani is on the bench for the visitors.

The 2014-15 Serie A campaign kicked off with a game between Chievo and Juventus in Verona earlier today, but the blockbuster match is this evening’s clash between Roma and Fiorentina.

Roma finished second in the Italian top flight last season and will be gunning for the title this term, while Fiorentina will be keen on securing a top-three finish.

Coach Rudi Garcia has one of the strongest teams in Italy and will be many Serie A followers’ favourites to win the Scudetto for the first time since 2001.

The Giallorossi will be slight favourites to win the contest tonight, but Fiorentina showed last season that under Vincenzo Montella they are not scared to take on the big boys.

The Italian tactician will be pleased to have retained the services of Colombia international winger Juan Cuadrado, who was reportedly on the radars of Manchester United, Barcelona and Bayern Munich this summer.

Fiorentina’s football is entertaining to watch, and so is Roma’s – which means that tonight’s game could be one of the best anywhere in Europe this season so far.

Here is how Roma and Fiorentina will line up tonight:

Roma XI:

Fiorentina XI:

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