AC Milan face another crucial game in their fight for the Scudetto tonight as they host Empoli at San Siro, and team news is beginning to filter.
According to this morning’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport, Mike Maignan will be in goal with Davide Calabria, Pierre Kalulu, Fikayo Tomori and Alessandro Florenzi as the back four, with Theo Hernandez out due to suspension.
The big news is in midfield where Ismael Bennacer, Sandro Tonali and Franck Kessie are all expected to get the nod meaning that Brahim Diaz will be on the bench just as he was against Napoli.
Junior Messias and Rafael Leao will be the right and left wingers as per the paper, with Olivier Giroud the centre-forward again.
Probable Milan XI (4-2-3-1): Maignan; Calabria, Tomori, Kalulu, Florenzi; Bennacer, Tonali; Messias, Kessie, Leao; Giroud.
Probable Empoli XI (4-3-2-1): Vicario; Stojanovic, S. Romagnoli, Luperto, Parisi; Zurkowski, Asllani, Bandinelli; Henderson, Bajrami; Pinamonti.