GdS: Probable Milan XI to face Torino – slight system change expected

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli is likely to make a slight change to the 3-5-2 system he used against Inter for the game against Torino tomorrow.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport (as seen below), the three-man defence should remain with Pierre Kalulu and Simon Kjaer certain of a starting spot and a battle between Matteo Gabbia and Malick Thiaw to complete the rearguard in front of Ciprian Tatarusanu.

Davide Calabria and Theo Hernandez are currently tipped to be the right and left wing-backs but Alexis Saelemaekers could get the nod over the captain, with Rade Krunic and Sandro Tonali the midfield double pivot.

The attacking department is set to consist of Brahim Diaz, Olivier Giroud and Rafael Leao in what is down as a 3-4-3 system but could see the Spaniard given a free-roaming role.

Probable Milan XI (3-4-3): Tatarusanu; Kalulu, Kjaer, Gabbia; Calabria, Krunic, Tonali, Theo Hernandez; Brahim Diaz, Giroud, Leao.


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  1. Looks good to me. Think he should us Saelemaekers instead of Calabria. The attack looks stronger compared to the game against Inter.I hope Origi will come on in half time if Giroud doesn’t produce. I think we need a more agile forward against Torino. They are strong man-markers.

    1. Looks better for me. Should alexis for starting XI compare to calabria, he looks so tired. Finally i hope CdK will play for playmaker and give some chance for Adli. He passes more acurate than Diaz or alexis.

  2. Mr coach has taken personal pets to be in the starting 11. The newbies are left to rot in the bench with no starting roles. Fresh legs are needed. Diaz sucks like a sore thumb but Poli loves him. Boss of Milan, give direct orders please 🙏. Berlusconi used to call ancelotti to tell him what he wants as he is the boss.

  3. A 3-4-3 is very close to the usual 4-2-3-1 in the way it’s used and the tactics. I’m really happy we’re trying this, especially given the players we have.
    If this is the formation we use, we should be both agressive and efficient defensively.

  4. Krunic pioli see in him to play tonali give him hard time to play i dont know why every one see in krunic adli better than him i thing pioli lost his mind

  5. i always said Krunic is not first choice to play he has someting with pioli to play he is a disaster milan play with 10 men

  6. This formation if everyone were healthy:





    Not bad looking at all….

    I think CDK would benefit from playing alongside Zlatan and so would Leao

  7. This is what had been talking about,this system is similar to the 4231 system in a way it covers for the absence of Franck Kessie and hope this way Adli can be introduced in the double pivot and CdK as a right winger,I believe Milan will make into the top 4 and comeback stronger next season with Super Mike ready between the sticks.

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