Sky: Kessie expected to miss Milan-Empoli due to muscle fatigue – Pioli’s plan

By Oliver Fisher -

There is a last minute selection doubt for Stefano Pioli to contend with as Franck Kessie now may not play from the first minute, it is claimed.

According to reports from Sky correspondent Beppe Di Stefano (via, Kessié is now a strong doubt for tonight’s match against Empoli. The Ivorian was in pole position to start but in yesterday’s final training session he suffered from muscle fatigue and seems not to have recovered completely.

In his place, therefore, Brahim Diaz is preparing to take the field, after having watched the entire match against Napoli on the bench. The Spaniard struggling to achieve consistency in his performances and the fact that Pioli did not prepare the match according to his characteristics could represent a problem from a tactical point of view for the Rossoneri.

Despite this, it is a big chance for him to show that he can be decisive even in games against sides who tend to crowd teams out and play with little space between the lines.

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