Goal: Pioli considers three-man defence vs. Juventus – Rodriguez and Conti back in

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli is considering switching to a three-man defence for the game against Juventus, a report claims.

Pioli’s impact has not necessarily gone as hoped, with the new boss having lost two of his first four games – those being damaging defeats to Roma and Lazio.

Milan currently sit in the bottom half of the Serie A table having had their worst start to a league campaign since 1941-42, with six defeats in 11 games.

According to a report from Calciomercato.com – who cite Goal Italia – Pioli is as a result considering a switch to a three-man defence in the next match against Juventus.

In this formation, he would make Ricardo Rodriguez the central defender on the left side, while Andrea Conti would come in as the right wing back.

Pioli does have a decision to make in midfield, namely whether to put Lucas Biglia or Franck Kessie next to Ismael Bennacer.

Up front, as expected, Krzysztof Piatek is expected to be the centre-forward, with Lucas Paqueta and Hakan Calhanoglu in behind.

AC Milan (3-4-2-1): Donnarumma; Duarte, Romagnoli, Rodriguez; Conti, Bennacer, Biglia/Kessie, Hernandez; Paqueta, Calhanoglu; Piatek.

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