As dangerous as it is to compare this current AC Milan sides to the ‘sacred’ sides of the past, the comparisons now are unavoidable, from a statistical point of view at least.
As Anto Vitiello notes in his latest for MilanNews, Stefano Pioli’s team is now statistically the best in the three-point era, as the Rossoneri have never had 23 points in the standings after the first nine rounds.
Pioli broke the previous record in the 2005-06 season when Milan had amassed 22 points after nine games. Even in the year of the last title win in 2010-11, Milan only had 17 points after nine rounds.
Therefore, without having won any silverware yet Pioli has already entered the history of Milan with the best start to the season in the league.
No team in Serie A has had the points average from January to today that Milan have: in a total of 41 games they have amassed 92 points, for an average of 2.24 points per game. Milan are the only team in the top five European leagues not to have lost in the league post-lockdown.
As Vitiello adds, it is remarkable to think that Pioli’s position was in question for several months when the club looked set to undergo revolution led by Ralf Rangnick.
As Pioli often exclaims: “Nothing has been done yet,” but the goal for now is a top four finish and not the Scudetto.