GdS: Probable XIs for Inter vs. Milan – Pobega to get the nod after all

By Isak Möller -

In the last 24 hours, there have been many rumours regarding AC Milan’s starting XI for the derby against Inter tomorrow. However, it looks like Stefano Pioli will go with his first idea, a report claims. 

The manager has decided to switch from the 4-2-3-1 formation to a 4-3-3, following the disappointing results as of late. With Ismael Bennacer injured, Tommaso Pobega has been named as the replacement in midfield.

Junior Messias was tested in that position in training yesterday and on Thursday, but according to Gazzetta Dello Sport, it will be Pobega from the first minute. If Messias were to start, then it would certainly be a gamble from the manager.

Simon Kjaer will replace the injured Fikayo Tomori in the heart of the defence and Alexis Saelemaekers is tipped to start on the right flank.

Probable Milan XI (4-3-3): Tatarusanu; Calabria, Kjaer, Kalulu, Theo; Pobega, Tonali, Krunic; Saelemaekers, Giroud, Leao.

Probable Inter XI (3-5-2): Onana; Skriniar, Acerbi, Bastoni; Darmian, Barella, Calhanoglu, Mkhitaryan, Dimarco; Lukaku, Lautaro.

Tags AC Milan Inter Tommaso Pobega


  1. It is much more better to use Diaz or Rebic on right flank. I think Pioli lost a few points because of that hole on right flank, and Rebic was very good in one game.
    Pioli must use his best players now in last 18 games to reach 4th position. This games against Tottenham are not so important duo to lack of quality in our team. Pioli must focus on 4th position. And squad should get some bonuses if they reach it.

  2. This starting 11 looks pretty good ..
    I like the change in formation ..As I believe of late we have been to frantic getting the ball forward to quickly and as a result getting congested in the middle of the park ..Giroud is a safe and wise bet up front ..
    Only think perhaps is I would have perhaps liked Origi on one of the flanks ..I say that as when he came on as a sub last game he did seem to help create space up front particularly for Giroud ..I do like Rafeol leao a lot ,it’s just that his heart does not seem to be with AC Milan at the moment ,,that said I do really believe that we are going to see the best from him and Olivier Giroud against inter Milan ..I have got complete faith in our management team and in pioli ..
    I believe that when we next win a game ( long overdue) I believe our confidence will be restored and we will be the real AC Milan again ..

  3. Lurch is in goal. 4-1 loss incoming.

    At beginning of season, I posted that a backup GK was needed.

    I was trashed on this board for suggesting it. Because of you morons, we’re out of the title race and will be out of CL soon.

    If Maignan does not come back soon, we won’t be in CL next year either.


  4. Ohh no.. still Tata the robot and the right footed only calabria in the starting XI. We know how good Inter with their pace. Milan should put Kalulu on the right flank and thiaw with Kjaer in the heart of defence. Milan will lose this game and pioli will lose his job. Tragic…

  5. I guess if there still tata and calabria at starting XI , milan will lose this game and pioli lose his job. Pioli under fire. Only change formation and not change the tactics.. tragic…

  6. Why not play one of 2other goalkeepers when we know how bad tata is since 1month.

    I think 442 or 4411 is good for us playing 2 out of origi/giroud/rebic upfront and Leao moving ball from defense to attack playing along midfield but with free role.
    I prefer Vranxx or Salamaekers on the right,no messias

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