Roma chief Monchi admits they’re scrambling for Champions League qualification.
Napoli and Juventus have surged away from the rest, leaving Inter, Roma and Lazio to fight for third and fourth.
Monchi said: “I didn’t expect such a big gap, no. We made mistakes in the first couple of months and they did not. The table speaks the truth, if you want to be higher up the standings, you can’t make as many mistakes as we did.
“I believe Inter, Roma and Lazio have more or less the same chance. Lazio are having a great campaign, Inter like us are having some ups and downs, but a strong Coach. We’re all in the running.”