GdS: Probable Milan XI to face Spezia – Kalulu-Gabbia and Krunic-Bakayoko the pairings

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli will once again have to juggle a number of selection problems for this evening’s game against Spezia at San Siro.

The Rossoneri will be without a number of key players including Fikayo Tomori and Simon Kjaer who are both out with knee injuries, Alessio Romagnoli who has only just tested negative for Covid-19, Sandro Tonali who is suspended plus Franck Kessie and Ismael Bennacer who are at AFCON.

According to what is being reported by this morning’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport, Milan should field Mike Maignan in goal with Alessandro Florenzi, Pierre Kalulu, Matteo Gabbia and Theo Hernandez the back four.

Rade Krunic and Tiemoue Bakayoko should be the midfield double pivot out of necessity, while Alexis Saelemaekers, Brahim Diaz and Rafael Leao are expected in the attacking trident behind Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Probable Milan XI (4-2-3-1): Maignan; Florenzi, Kalulu, Gabbia, Theo; Krunic, Bakayoko; Saelemaekers, Diaz, Leao; Ibrahimovic.

Probable Spezia XI (4-4-1-1): Provedel; Amian, Erlic, Nikolaou, Rega; Kovalenko, Kiwior, Bastoni, Gyasi; Verde; Nzola.

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  1. Oof only Calabria and Stanga as defense subs… Hoping nothing goes wrong for our defense.

    Who would be subbed in for Bakayoko and Krunic if it were needed? Could Maldini or Messias play there if needed? Bakayoko and Krunic have the chance to prove the haters wrong tonight!

    1. You start Calabria, move Florenzi up to mid, (played there before) Krunic to left, then, you have Baka off the bench to sub at half or sooner barring any issues. You do not want to have to use Calabria as last resort. You could even keep Krunic on right and put Rebic at left mid, sounds crazy but you would force Specia’s hand. Forza Milan

  2. In other news: Theo one yellow away from being suspended with games against Juve and Inter coming up. Madonna! This guy gets a yellow every game. We’ll be playing one of these games without a proper LB!

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