Before Lazio clashes with AS Roma for the must-watch fixture of Serie A Matchday 37, the Biancocelesti will be taking on Parma up next in a pivotal home match.
While Lucas Leiva and Andreas Periera will serve their one-match suspensions against the Gialloblu, multiple Lazio players will need to be cautious over the course of this fixture.
As noted by the Italian-based outlet La Lazio Siamo Noi, five Lazio players are a yellow card away from being suspended for the Derby della Capitale. Lega Serie A rules state that for every five yellow cards a player earns, a one-match suspension would then be issued for the following match.
As it stands, four Lazio players currently sit at four yellow cards recorded in league play this season. This includes the likes of Luis Alberto, Luiz Felipe, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Marco Parolo. As for the Brazilian, he picked up his fourth yellow card of the season during the recent league encounter with Fiorentina.
In addition, Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro could face his second yellow card suspension of the season as he currently sits at nine yellow cards recorded over 28 league appearances this season.
It will be noteworthy to see whether Lazio manager Simone Inzaghi plans to sit any of these five players in order to avoid the risk of having them miss the upcoming showdown with rivals AS Roma.