GdS: Probable Milan XI to face Sampdoria – Changes in defence and midfield

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli is moving towards naming an unchanged front four for Wednesday’s game against Sampdoria.

Milan have not lost since the resumption of Serie A, winning seven of their 10 fixtures and including wins over Lazio, Roma and Juventus.

The most recent result was a 1-1 draw against Atalanta in which five key players were missing from the starting XI, and Pioli began his pre-Sampdoria press conference by praising his side for their performance.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Pioli will welcome a key duo back into his starting XI as Theo Hernandez and Ismael Bennacer are both back from suspension.

Andrea Conti’s injury means Davide Calabria gets the not at right-back with Kjaer and Gabbia the centre-backs. Saelemaekers, Calhanoglu and Rebic are tipped to support Ibrahimovic up front, with Bennacer partnered by Kessie in midfield.

For Sampdoria, it is expected to be a 4-4-2 with Gabbiadini and Quagliarella up front.

Probable Milan XI (4-2-3-1): Donnarumma; Calabria, Gabbia, Kjaer, Theo Hernandez; Kessie, Bennacer; Saelemaekers, Calhanoglu, Rebic; Ibrahimovic.

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