AC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso is considering three possible systems for Saturday’s clash with rivals Juventus, a report claims.
Gattuso has been forced to change his approach as a result, having previously been convinced by the idea of playing Paqueta in behind Krzysztof Piatek and Patrick Cutrone. Now, Rino is apparently considering three options.
BACK TO 4-3-3: Gattuso could decide to return to 4-3-3, which would allow Suso to occupy the right-wing spot with the Spaniard set to return from a foot injury that kept him out against Udinese.
A midfield trio of Franck Kessie, Lucas Biglia and Tiemoue Bakayoko would be deployed, with Hakan Calhanoglu as the left-winger, but Samu Castillejo and Fabio Borini starting instead of the Turkey international cannot be ruled out.
CONFIRMATION OF 4-3-1-2: Even without Paqueta, Gattuso could stick with the same system that brought only a point in midweek. Calhanoglu, Castillejo or Suso could play in behind – which would of course allow Rino to start both Cutrone and Piatek, who showed great chemistry against Udinese.
PASSAGE TO 4-4-2: It is for that very reason that Gattuso could choose to stick with both his strikers starting and swap to a 4-4-2. Suso and Calhanoglu would occupy the RW and LW spots respectively, while two of Kessie, Bakayoko and Biglia would be in the middle.