Coach Fernando Diniz will need to break his head for the first time on his return to Fluminense. That’s because, he won’t have the midfielder André for tomorrow’s match (07), against Palmeiras, at 16h (GMT), at Allianz Parque, for the Brazilian Championship. Unlike any position, the 21-year-old’s absence means the coach will have to change one of the team’s pillars.
Replacing André has not been an easy task. The player is out of the match because he was sent off against Coritiba, last Sunday, in a move that ended up starting the Paraná turn in the 3-2 defeat at Estádio Couto Pereira.
According to journalist Marcello Neves, from the newspaper “O Globo”, three names are options. Wellington, who has started well in recent games and pleased Fernando Diniz against Junior Barranquilla, is the favorite and the main option. Despite the crowd taking the steering wheel’s foot, he has been highly praised internally.
The same goes for Nonato, who for many already deserves a chance among the holders. However, he is second midfielder of origin and there are doubts if the coach will test him in this way against the current two-time champion of Libertadores.
The third option would be Felipe Melo. But Fluminense must wait another week to promote the player’s return so as not to take risks with a new injury. In early April, the athlete underwent surgery on his right knee and is still recovering, despite having already returned to training.