MN: Milan’s probable XI for Atalanta clash – Positive signs for Kjaer; four changes

By Isak Möller -

Tomorrow evening, AC Milan will be looking to continue their impressive unbeaten run since the restart, taking on Atalanta at the San Siro. It will be a very tough game for the Rossoneri, despite their good form as of late. 

In addition to Alessio Romagnoli, Stefano Pioli will have to do without the likes of Ismael Bennacer and Theo Hernandez who are suspended. Therefore, the manager is faced with a mini-crisis with regards to the defence, as highlighted by MilanNews.it.

Simon Kjaer’s condition will be evaluated and since Leo Duarte and Mateo Musacchio are still injured, the Danish international is the only centre-back left along with Matteo Gabbia. The first signs, though, are positive for the 31-year-old.

Should he fail to make it, then Pioli could deploy Franck Kessie alongside Gabbia, as the Ivorian played in that position during his time at Cesena. In total, four changes are expected but it could be even more in the end.

Likely Milan XI (4-2-3-1): Donnarumma; Calabria, Kjaer, Gabbia, Laxalt; Kessie, Biglia; Saelemaekers, Calhanoglu, Rebic; Ibrahimovic.

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