CM: Stats show how Kessie is irreplaceable but Milan are running a big risk

By Oliver Fisher -

Stefano Pioli has been able to enjoy the truly dominant performances from midfielder Franck Kessie in recent weeks, but he risks becoming over-reliant on the Ivorian.

As Calciomercato.com notes, that stats speak for themselves regarding Kessie’s start to the season, in which he has followed on perfectly from his end to the 2019-20 campaign.

The 23-year-old has 90% pass accuracy with over 50 passes per game on average, over 80% of duels won and only two fouls given away in the first two Serie A games. Simplicity and effectiveness make him, more than Bennacer, the midfielder that Milan cannot do without.

‘The President’ is irreplaceable both in terms of the nature of his performances, but also in the literal sense of the word. If at least numerically Rade Krunic is to all intents and purposes to be considered a substitute for the midfield (unless sold), by characteristics he does not occupy the same role in the 4-2-3-1.

The now complicated pursuit of Tiemoue Bakayoko and the search for alternatives similar to the Ivorian on the market certify this need. Kessié is truly irreplaceable, but he is also without a possible replacement.

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