Stefano Pioli is leaning towards dropping Krzysztof Piatek in his first game as the new AC Milan head coach, a report claims.
The Rossoneri will take on Lecce on Sunday evening at San Siro in what is the first game of the post-Giampaolo era.
Milan have lost four of their opening seven games – a run which ultimately saw Giampaolo sacked after just 111 days – and Pioli has been tasked with transforming the group psychologically and tactically.
According to Friday’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport, Pioli is set to make one major change to the starting XI for the game.
Gianluigi Donnarumma is expected to start in goal with a back four of Conti-Musacchio-Romagnoli-Hernandez.
The midfield will see Lucas Biglia as the regista, with Franck Kessie to his right and Lucas Paqueta to his left.
Suso will be the right winger, but the paper reports that Rafael Leao will take Piatek’s place at the centre-forward with Ante Rebic as the left winger.
Piatek is of course on a goal drought at present, as he has scored just once from open play in his last 13 games for the club stretching back to April.
Probable lineups for Milan-Lecce [Gazzetta dello Sport] pic.twitter.com/HBIxxnVD0s
— Milan Eye (@MilanEye) October 18, 2019
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