ML: Probable starting XIs for Milan vs. Lille – possibility of five changes compared to Udinese

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli is likely to make a number of changes to his starting XI for the visit of Lille compared to the one that beat Udinese.

According to MilanLive, the game against the Ligue 1 high flyers will give Diogo Dalot the chance for another start, this time in place of Davide Calabria at right-back.

They add that Brahim Diaz is also likely to get another start given that he has impressed in the Europa League so far, with Alexis Saelemaekers and Rade Krunic to make up the rest of the trident behind either Rafael Leao or Zlatan Ibrahimovic, with the former slightly ahead in the race.

Ante Rebic seems unlikely to be used from the first minute, while Sandro Tonali is almost certain to start alongside Kessie, giving rest to Bennacer.

The rest of the XI will be completed by Gianluigi Donnarumma in goal and the centre-back pairing of Kjaer-Romagnoli, with Gabbia ready to come on and get some minutes in his legs after recovering from COVID-19.

Probable Milan XI (4-2-3-1): Donnarumma; Dalot, Kjaer, Romagnoli, Theo; Tonali, Kessie; Saelemaekers (Castillejo), Brahim Diaz, Krunic (Rebic); Leao (Ibra).

Probable Lille XI (4-4-2): Maignan; Celik, Soumaoro, Botman, Bradaric; Ikoné, André, Soumaré, Bamba; Yazici, David.

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