MN: Probable Milan XI to face Genoa – unprecedented attack and a double midfield change

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli is expected to rotate once again in tomorrow’s game against Genoa, according to a report.

MilanNews reports that an unprecedented frontline should take the field against Shevchenko’s Genoa as the Rossoneri look to get back to winning ways after back-to-back league defeats. Indeed it should be a front four never used in the current season with Brahim Diaz and Rafael Leao resting and – from left to right – Alexis Saelemaekers, Rade Krunic and Junior Messias taking the field.

The main starting duo will return to the midfield meanwhile with Sandro Tonali and Franck Kessie strongly expected to be on the field from the first minute, with Bennacer and Bakayoko returning to the bench.

Fikayo Tomori returns after a hip problem and will partner Simon Kjaer while the left-back will be Theo Hernandez and Pierre Kalulu again should be right-back again, with Mike Maignan in goal.

Probable Milan XI (4-2-3-1): Maignan; Kalulu, Kjaer, Tomori, Theo Hernandez; Tonali, Kessie; Messias, Krunic, Saelemaekers; Ibrahimovic.


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4 Comments

  1. Kay says:

    Starting Bakayoko last match drained the team emotionally.

    Any other person will do.

    1. Nino says:

      Did Bakayoko drain the team when they lost to Fiorentina?

      I actually don’t think he should have started too, so that is on Pioli. Kessie and Bennacer should have started – although the fact that Kessie too made a blunder makes it look like a crazy sort of day.

      I think Pioli’s halftime substitution was part of the problem. It showed, he panicked and that Milan was desperate to equalise which put the team under more pressure.

      Bakayoko was not as bad as people try to make him. Theo gave the ball away which resulted in a goal in a match, yet he didn’t lose his first team spot. Telling Bakayoko what he should do better may have been a better choice.

      Again, I think Milan came into that game thinking it would be game over by halftime. They wanted to win in a rush, so going down 1–2 put them under more pressure.

      I think the best way to manage Ibra, seeing that Giroud is injured, is to start Pellegri and let Ibra study the game and come on as a game changer.

      If you start Ibra and the team is struggling to score, it is difficult to substitute Ibra because you’re hoping he can produce some magic. This means he’s going to be playing longer than necessary and you risk getting him injured. Let Pellegri play. It’s easier to substitute him.

  2. Dan Asiedu Asare says:

    Milan coach is not doing enough to get a right winger who can cross ball into the opponent 18 yard box and also can score goals.
    It looks as the coach is making Milan leak at the right wing.
    Sealermaker is not the best player on the right wing. A winger who doesn’t score or give assist
    Let’s be serious

  3. Dos Santos says:

    Saelamaekers should be on the bench.

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