GdS: Probable starting XIs for Milan vs. Roma – Krunic to be snubbed as Leao comes back in

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan will be looking to make it five wins from five to begin the 2020-21 Serie A season when they welcome Roma to San Siro on Monday night.

Sunday’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanLive) takes a look at the probable starting XIs for both teams and begins with Milan by claiming that head coach Stefano Pioli will evaluate the condition of Hakan Calhanoglu today. He will be able to start from the bench at most.

It will be a 4-2-3-1 with Calabria on the right, Kjaer and Romagnoli the centre-backs and Theo Hernandez on the left protecting Donnarumma, and the Bennacer-Kessie double pivot in front of them.

In the forward department Saelemaekers and Rafael Leao will be on the right and left flanks respectively, with Brahim Diaz the playmaker behind Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Probable Milan XI (4-2-3-1): Donnarumma; Calabria, Kjaer, Romagnoli, T. Hernandez; Kessie, Bennacer; Saelemaekers, Brahim Diaz, Leao; Ibrahimovic.

Roma meanwhile will have Gianluca Mancini as the defender tested negative, but Smalling, Calafiori and Diawara are all out.

Spinazzola, Pellegrini, Mkhitaryan and Dzeko will all come back into the side having been rested for their Europa League clash on Thursday.

Probable Roma XI (3-4-2-1): Mirante; Mancini, Ibanez, Kumbulla; Santon, Pellegrini, Veretout, Spinazzola; Pedro, Mkhitaryan; Dzeko.

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