AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli will not make any wholesale changes to his starting line-up for tonight’s game against Udinese, according to a report.
This morning’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport takes a look at the two probable XIs for the game, with no surprises in Milan’s rearguard as Mike Maignan should have Davide Calabria, Fikayo Tomori, Alessio Romagnoli and Theo Hernandez the back four.
Ismael Bennacer’s suspension means the double pivot of Sandro Tonali and Franck Kessie virtually picks itself, while Junior Messias is tipped to get the nod over Alexis Saelemaekers on the right wing with Rafael Leao on the left.
Brahim Diaz will be looking for a first goal since September as he should get a start at No.10, with Olivier Giroud the centre-forward as Zlatan Ibrahimovic continues to battle injury.
Probable Milan XI (4-2-3-1): Maignan; Calabria, Tomori, Romagnoli, Theo Hernandez; Tonali, Kessie; Messias, Diaz, Leao; Giroud.
Probable Udinese XI (3-5-2): Silvestri; Becao, Mari, Perez; Udogie, Arslan, Walace, Makengo, Molina; Deulofeu, Beto.