Giallorossi could yet continue to make history.
Having made history on Thursday night with their tenth consecutive victory to start the Serie A season, the question now being asked is whether or not Roma can extend their run even further.
Rudi Garcia has undoubtedly reinvigorated the club since his arrival in the summer, and his shrewd business moves ahead of the season have ultimately paid off.
While the club were forced into balancing the books with the sales of the likes of Marquinhos and Erik Lamela, arguably their two brightest prospects, they acquired talented players to replace them and have simultaneously improved the financial health of the club.
Morgan De Sanctis, Mehdi Benatia and Maicon have arrived to shore up the defence, which has now remarkably conceded just one goal in those ten winning games, while Kevin Strootman adds class and technique to an already talented midfield.
The fact that the Giallorossi struggled at times to break down a stubborn Chievo side can partly be attributed to the absence of Francesco Totti and Gervinho, with the attacking duo adding both creativity and pace to a formidable attacking line.
Nevertheless, Adem Ljajic and Marco Borriello have played their part and the winning run goes on with Roma now sitting five points clear of nearest rivals Napoli and Juventus.
While it is still far too early to discuss Scudetto aspirations given that a dip in form is inevitable, it remains to be seen how Garcia’s side bounce back from disappointment.
However, looking ahead to their fixture list in November it is feasible that they can extend the winning streak further if they can demonstrate the same level of determination.
There are tricky away trips to Torino and Atalanta to navigate past, but with home games against Sassuolo and Cagliari if Roma can continue to find a way to win then those are all arguably winnable clashes.
It will undoubtedly prove to be a much more difficult proposition thereafter, with Fiorentina, AC Milan and then Juventus waiting in December and the New Year.
However, with no European distractions, Garcia is fully aware that he has all week to prepare his men for the next assignment and it remains to be seen whether they can keep picking up victories without their talismanic captain.
Upcoming fixtures for Roma:
November 3 – Torino (A)
November 10 – Sassuolo (H)
November 25 – Cagliari (H)
December 1 – Atalanta (A)