GdS: Castillejo, Giroud, Rebic and Calabria all expected to return before Christmas

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are hoping to have almost a clean bill of health in just over a couple of weeks with several players moving closer to a return, a report claims.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanOrigin), winger Samu Castillejo should be the first to return as the Spaniard is likely to be back against Udinese this Saturday December 11 having overcome a muscle problem he sustained late in October.

Full-back Davide Calabria wants to be there against Empoli on December 22 in what is the final game before the Christmas break while the same can be said for winger Ante Rebic who is another big miss in the forward department.

There is better news regarding Olivier Giroud as the French striker should be back against Napoli on December 19 for the huge clash between Serie A’s current top two sides. Finally, centre-back Simon Kjaer is out for the rest of the season and more details of Rafael Leao’s muscle issue are awaited.

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Tags AC Milan Ante Rebic Davide Calabria Olivier Giroud Samu Castillejo


  1. I’m not pessimist but I find it hard to believe how Milan can win this match. CL matches are not won the way Pioli is poorly fielding players. Best players have to make the line up from the start but using Krunic instead of Bennacer is a wrong choice.
    The midfield should have Tonali-Bennacer-Kessie, up front Diaz-Ibrahimovic-Messias. Any formation short of this is bound to make Milan vulnerable to lose. Liverpool is too big for gambling!

    1. There is some logic in starting Krunic on the left wing. He offers more balance on that flank which should allow Theo to push higher more often. That is the theory, I am sure. Not many options beyond Maldini anyhow. I personally would have started Saelaemakers on the left as he can balance that flank just as well and has looked good there in the past. Changing formation to bring in Bennacer in a 4-3-3 is riskier in my opinion since it hasn’t been tested and Liverpool can punish Milan if it doesn’t work.

  2. OMG! I’ve already forgotten we had Calabria. These injuries are crazy. I hope management finds the reason before it is too late.

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