MN: Probable Milan XI to face Crotone – first starts expected for exciting young duo

By Oliver Fisher -

There is not time to rest for Milan as they will take to the field two days after the victory against Bodo/Glimt, this time facing Crotone.

Stefano Pioli will be able to call upon Rebic and Leao, even if the latter will start from the bench and perhaps will come on in the final stages.

MilanNews reports that the defence should be made of Calabria, Kjaer, Gabbia and Theo Hernandez protecting Gianluigi Donnarumma, essentially because there are no other options given the current injury crisis.

Sandro Tonali could make his full debut from the first minute alongside Kessie, however Pioli may opt for continuity and stick with Bennacer.

Rebic will take over from Ibrahimovic as the centre-forward, and there should also be a first start for Brahim Diaz on the right side, preferred to Castillejo.

In the other two roles there will be Calhanoglu and Saelemaekers, meaning Colombo will start from the bench, as will Leao.

Probable Milan XI (4-2-3-1): G. Donnarumma; Calabria, Kjaer, Gabbia, Theo Hernandez; Kessie, Tonali; Diaz, Calhanoglu, Saelemaekers; Rebic.

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