GdS: Pioli set to make Milan defensive change for Inter clash

By Euan Burns -

AC Milan coach Stefano Pioli is set to make a defensive change for the derby against Inter with Simon Kjaer coming into the starting eleven, a report claims. 

As has been reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport (via Milan News), the Danish midfielder is expected to be named alongside Pierre Kalulu for the Derby della Madonnina.

Fikayo Tomori is still out injured after the knock he suffered against Lazio in the 4-0 defeat.

For the next game against Sassuolo, Matteo Gabbia came into the starting eleven. That game ended 5-2 in favour of the Neroverdi and now it seems Kjaer is the man Pioli trusts against Inter.

Theo Hernandez and Davide Calabria are expected to keep their places in the defence for what could be a crucial match in Milan’s hunt for a top-four place.

Kjaer has had limited involvement this season so far due to injuries and Tomori and Kalulu’s dominance.

Tags AC Milan Inter Simon Kjaer Stefano Pioli


  1. Didn`t really expect anything else. What concerns me is Pioli acknowledging our problem but still has not done any changes. If I see the same start 11 or at least Tata in goal I know for sure we are going to loose big time. It won`t even be worth watching the game. We all know what will happen. We just don`t know how bad it will be

  2. Hahahah this is not the problem. Our defenders are fine. It’s the tactics, the overaggression and the poor character-less goalkeeping of Tata. Doesn’t matter who you put in, they just need to be given proper instruction as our entire team seems headless recently. That speaks more of manager than players any day.

    1. Exactly mate. Pioli is the heart of Milan decline with his never ending experimentation. Pushing for useless Diaz. Never understood Giroud needs good service which is not there from either Leao or salsa-maker. Pioli needs to have a pure smart playmaker free(Bennacer) who can be AMF, switching with Pogeba and Finally switch to 3-5-2( Kaejer/Kalulu/Calabris- Dest/Hernandez/Pogeba/Tonali/Bennacer- Giroud with Leao or Origi

    1. Because Calabria is the only RB with best defense for Milan right now. Kalulu good at attacking but he’s defense quite weak. Dest isn’t better than Kalulu nor Calabria. And Florenzi still injured.

  3. Why can’t maignan play against inter? If he will be ready against Tottenham what’s one week early for a huge game plus to give him minutes

    1. Magic is a long way from ready. If he’s back vs Spurs, I’ll eat my shorts. I wouldn’t risk him in a kickaround in the back garden..

  4. What the hell 😳 is he for real tata in goal means first 15 minutes is a goal plus if bennacer is not ready then vranckx should play regardless of bennacer availability in regista.
    So my personal 11 vasquez kalulu thiaw kjaer theo tonali vranckx bennacer/krunic diaz giroud leao

    1. Tata is a disaster. When I see him in the post then I go like….we are doomed today. His aerial balls hmmm.
      Pioli kindly let Thiaw play as CB and push Kalulu to RB for now.
      Try new things for new results please

  5. I don’t really get it…. Why is Tata still in first eleven in the first place the guy is really a bad omen to the team in general, Milan should find another keeper

  6. How is this game crucial when there is half of games ahead of us and besides Napoli that looks somehow unreachable all the rest of the teams are as fckd as we are and can win or lose agsinst anybody?!Euan dont just throw some words

  7. This is not a change. Calabria has been terrible and he’s still in there. If Pioli doesn’t change the style of play, putting in Kjaer doesn’t change anything. The have to stop the aggressive high press because it is not working. Teams are beating it easily and it’s leaving the defense completely exposed. He should play with 5 defenders, 3 cb’s with Theo and Dest on the wings. Play solid deep compact line and try to hit on the counter. If not Inter will put up 4 goals on us. Desperate times call for desperate measures.
    I doubt Pioli will actually make any real changes. If he hasn’t gotten it by now I don’t think he ever will.

  8. I don’t no the problem if this coach remove that empty net goal keeper from the post, and fine another replacement. I am tried of waching useless matches.

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