GdS: Milan’s probable XI for Parma – Paqueta to be dropped; Calhanoglu on the wing

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli could reportedly make three key changes to the starting XI which faced Napoli ahead of the game against Parma.

The Rossoneri travel to the Tardini looking to record their fifth win of the campaign after what has been a torrid start to the season.

Milan are coming off the back of a tough five-game stretch in which they have played Roma, Lazio, Juventus and Napoli, and are hoping to surge up the table before Christmas to ease the pressure on Stefano Pioli.

A lot of the speculation in the build up to the game has been regarding whether Hakan Calhanoglu – returning from suspension – will slot straight back into the line-up in place of Giacomo Bonaventura, who netted against Napoli.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport though, both will feature in the eleven on Sunday, with the Turk on the left wing and Bonaventura dropping into the midfield.

That will see Rade Krunic switch over to the right side with Lucas Paqueta dropped, while Krzysztof Piatek is set to keep his place despite his poor form.

Finally, Mateo Musacchio is tipped to come in for the injury Leo Duarte, who will miss 3-4 months with an achilles tendon problem.

Probable Milan XI (4-3-3): Donnarumma; Conti, Musacchio, Romagnoli, Theo Hernandez; Krunic, Bennacer, Bonaventura; Suso, Piatek, Calhanoglu.

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