GdS: Probable XIs for Genoa vs. Milan – four changes in midfield and attack alone

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli is set to field a front four that he is yet to put on the pitch together this season for tonight’s game against Genoa.

According to this morning’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport, Pioli will use what many would consider to be his strongest defence with Pierre Kalulu (coming in for Alessandro Florenzi), Simon Kjaer, Fikayo Tomori (back from injury and in for the suspended Romagnoli) and Theo Hernandez in front of Mike Maignan.

There should be a double change in midfield too with Franck Kessie and Sandro Tonali likely to get the nod, as Ismael Bennacer out due to an inner ear infection and Bakayoko set to be benched.

The attack is where things get interesting, as Alexis Saelemaekers is likely to swap over to the left wing and Junior Messias get his first start on the right side, with Rade Krunic acting as the playmaker behind Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Probable Milan XI (4-2-3-1): Maignan; Kalulu, Kjaer, Tomori, Theo Hernandez; Kessie, Tonali; Messias, Krunic, Saelemaekers; Ibrahimovic.

Probable Genoa XI (3-5-2): Sirigu; Biraschi, Masiello, Vasquez; Sabelli, Sturaro, Badelj, Rovella, Cambiaso; Bianchi, Ekuban.

Tags AC Milan Genoa-Milan

5 Comments

  1. Agustinar says:

    if Pioli try Saele on LW, why not trying Samu on the LW? Samu play with his heart and has high workrate too. He is very useful when Milan against strong team. I don’t understand this coach

    1. K says:

      I think Samu is still injured.

    2. DP says:

      Samu was inherited by Pioli. Saelemaekers was selected. Even though they’re basically the same player, Pioli is invested in Saelemaekers.

  2. mahendra says:

    Pietro Pellegri hopely play as a starter in this match, Ibra can play from bench

  3. K says:

    What is Pioli doing with this lineup. They lost 2 in a row, they need to come out strong here. Saleamakers and Krunic = no offense. Ibra needs some help, someone that can create. Leao or Diaz needs to be in there with him. Pioli loves guys that work hard but have no offensive skill whatsoever. Krunic as the playmaker? Give me a break.

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