GdS: Pioli will not change the formation yet; 4-3-3 imminent

By Anthony Torgrude -

Murmurs of a change in formation have been rampant this week, with Pioli trying a 3-4-2-1 in training. The game against Juventus, however, is too critical for Milan to be trying new things.

According to the newspaper Gazzetta Dello Sport (via, Pioli has not given up on the idea of a 3-4-2-1 but feels the team is not ready to use it in a game just yet. Against Juventus, expect to see the standard 4-3-3.

Theo Hernandez will still be given offensive freedom but is expected to drop back and defend as well. Conti is rumored to start over Davide Calabria, who has been shaky at the start of the campaign.

Duarte has been confirmed to start alongside Romagnoli. Paqueta will retain his position, as will Bennacer and Krunic. The latter will fill in for Kessie who was not called up for the match due to disciplinary reasons. Paqueta is thought to be given more creative freedom on the pitch.

AC Milan (4-3-3): Donnarumma; Conti, Duarte, Romagnoli, Hernandez; Paqueta, Bennacer, Krunic; Suso, Piatek, Calhanoglu.

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