After what has been an exciting ‘first-half’ of the season, it’s time to take a look at some of the stats this Milan side have registered. As a part of this, it’s always interesting to take a look at the starting XIs.
Stefano Pioli has been quite adamant to rotate the XIs during the games, often making at least three changes to spice things up. And when possible, based on the opponents, he has also changed the players fielded from the first minute.
Of course, though, this hasn’t always been his choices as several injuries have hit the team, especially towards the end of the first half. So, which players have the manager used the most? MilanNews compiled a list of these players.
The likes of Gigio Donnarumma, Theo Hernandez and Hakan Calhanoglu are the only ones that have been used ‘overtime’, while Pioli generally has been good at giving the others some rest when needed. Down below is the starting XI of the most used players.
Milan (4-2-3-1): Donnarumma (1830′); Calabria (1609′), Kjaer (1463′), Romagnoli (1240′), Hernandez (1830′); Kessie (1619′), Bennacer (1173′); Saelemaekers (1121′), Tonali (1065′), Calhanoglu (1637′); Castillejo (969′).
As you can see, there are no centre-forwards on the list and thus Castillejo has been put in that position for the sake of the formation. Ante Rebic and Rafael Leao have accumulated 870′ and 864′ each, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic is stopped at 792′.