AS Roma has adjusted to the philosophy of Luciano Spalletti after three consecutive wins in the Italian Serie A. Spalletti’s second spell has been great as AS Roma sit second on the log behind Juventus and plays Olympique Lyonnais in the round of 16 of the UEFA Europa league.

Edin Dzeko has been impressive with his eight goals in two games in February being the icing on the cake. The team seems to have adapted 4-3-3 and 4-2-3-1 formations that allows Mohammed Salah and Bruno Peres enough spaces to create chances in the attacking third.

The player who has extremely benefitted from the new system of play is Radja Nianngolan.

The Belgian has showcased his skills to the football world and against Internazionale Milano on Sunday scored two wonderful goals that took the game out of the hands of Stefano Pioli’s men.

AS Roma has enough players to count on considering Francesco Totti at 40 is still around and contributes in assisting goals when given the nod. At the Stadio Olympico in Rome on Wednesday, AS Roma faces a stellar opposition in local rivals S.S. Lazio – a team that is making a push for European football next season.

AS Roma face Lazio and Napoli in four days

The game against S.S Lazio comes as a semi-final tie with the winner facing either Juventus or Napoli in the Coppa Italia final. AS Roma’s performance in the league this year merits an accolade and Edin Dzeko and company knows so well.

Captain Daniele De Rossi knows everything about the derby match and would need to instill enough discipline in the squad so as not to attain suspension for the second leg and the final.

AS Roma have a packed calendar in the month of March

The maximum day between matches is five and this fixture also boasts of a Uefa Europa League in consecutive weeks against Olympique Lyonnais.

AS Roma has been charged with winning the UEFA Europa league and ensuring that it becomes the fourth Champions league slot for the league.

AS Roma’s success has been down to Edin Dzeko but a polished Mohammed Salah can supplement the goals of the Bosnian if he shows more urgency and intent in front of goal.