AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli has very much opted for what he knows as he has fielded a starting XI to face Udinese without any new signings.
Pioli has chosen to field a ‘first choice’ defence as expected with Davide Calabria, Pierre Kalulu, Fikayo Tomori and Theo Hernandez ahead of goalkeeper Mike Maignan.
Sandro Tonali is recovering from a groin injury and will miss the game, so Rade Krunic has got the nod over Tommaso Pobega to start in the double pivot alongside Ismael Bennacer.
Junior Messias has retained his spot on the right flank after a promising preseason, with Brahim Diaz given a start over Charles De Ketelaere and Yacine Adli in the No.10 role, and Rafael Leao on the left.
Olivier Giroud has been training individually this week and that is why Ante Rebic is has been picked to start over the Frenchman as per the paper, with Divock Origi and the Frenchman on the bench.
Official Milan XI (4-2-3-1): Maignan; Calabria, Kalulu, Tomori, Theo; Bennacer, Krunic; Messias, Díaz, Leao; Rebic.
Bench: Tatarusanu, Mirante, Ballo-Tourè, Florenzi, Gabbia, Kjaer, Adli, Pobega, Bakayoko, Saelemaekers, Lazetic, De Ketelaere, Giroud, Origi.
Official Udinese XI (3-5-2): Silvestri; Becao, Perez, Nuytinck; Soppy, Pereyra, Walace, Makengo, Udogie; Deulofeu, Success.
Bench: Padelli, Piana, Benkovic, Ebosele, Ebosse, Palumbo, Lovric, Samardzic, Nestorovski, Beto.