AC Milan know that they can secure the ‘winter title’ if they avoid defeat against Atalanta at San Siro tonight, with some team news filtering through.
There will be five players missing for the game at San Siro tonight due to injuries and COVID-19: Ismael Bennacer, Matteo Gabbia, Alessio Romagnoli, Alexis Saelemaekers and Hakan Calhanoglu.
However, Theo Hernandez, Ante Rebic and Rade Krunic are all back as they no longer have Coronavirus (Theo was a false positive) while Rafael Leao is no longer suspended.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews), the back four in front of Gianluigi Donnarumma is expected to consist of Davide Calabria, Pierre Kalulu, Simon Kjaer and Theo, with Franck Kessie and Sandro Tonali the double pivot.
Samu Castillejo, Brahim Diaz and Rafael Leao are anticipated to be the trio behind centre-forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Probable Milan XI (4-2-3-1): Donnarumma; Calabria, Kalulu, Kjaer, Theo Hernandez; Kessie, Tonali; Castillejo, Diaz, Leao; Ibrahimovic.