GdS: Probable Milan XI to face Bologna – Leao to be tried in new role; Chelsea loanee to start

By Oliver Fisher -

There are likely to be changes at the back for AC Milan compared to the midweek game against Inter as they visit Bologna on Saturday.

Stefano Pioli will have to come up with some fixes for his attacking department as Brahim Diaz is injured and Hakan Calhanoglu is still COVID-positive, while Simon Kjaer is also out with a muscle problem. The good news is that Mario Mandzukic, Sandro Tonali and Ismael Bennacer will return from injury.

La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews) reports that it is likely Gianluigi Donnarumma will be protected by a back four of Davide Calabria, Fikayo Tomori, Alessio Romagnoli and Theo Hernandez from right to left.

Bennacer is unlikely to be risked from the start so Sandro Tonali should partner Franck Kessie, with Samu Castillejo (ahead in the battle with Alexis Saelemaekers), Rafael Leao and Ante Rebic in support of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Probable Milan XI (4-2-3-1): Donnarumma; Calabria, Tomori, Romagnoli, Theo Hernandez; Tonali, Kessie; Castillejo, Leao, Rebic; Ibrahimovic.

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