AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli is set to be without Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Fikayo Tomori for tomorrow’s derby clash against Inter, a report claims.
According to this morning’s edition of the newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport (as seen below), Milan should line up with Mike Maignan in goal, then a back four formed of Davide Calabria, Pierre Kalulu, Alessio Romagnoli and Theo Hernandez from right to left. Fikayo Tomori is not expected to recover in time to take Kalulu’s place.
In the midfield it is a double pivot of Ismael Bennacer and Sandro Tonali which is set to get the nod, and Franck Kessie is tipped to play in place of Brahim Diaz as the playmaker just as he did in the win over Empoli when he netted a brace.
Junior Messias is expected to be on the right wing and Rafael Leao on the left wing behind the centre-forward Olivier Giroud, as Zlatan Ibrahimovic is not expected to win his battle against time to get rid of his tendon problem.
Probable Milan XI (4-2-3-1): Maignan; Calabria, Kalulu, Romagnoli, Theo; Tonali, Bennacer; Saelemaekers, Kessie, Leao; Giroud.
Probable Inter XI (3-5-2): Handanovic; Skriniar, De Vrij, Bastoni; Dumfries, Brozovic, Barella, Calhanoglu, Perisic; Lautaro, Dzeko.