AC Milan got another pre-season win under their belts on Saturday evening at Milanello as they managed to beat Tunisian opposition ES Sahel 4-0. One player in particular really impressed, whilst a couple underwhelmed.
Maignan (6): The Frenchman had very little to do during the match but he made the occasional save when called upon.
Kalulu (6): Showed a lot of willing down the right wing to link up with Christian Pulisic, but was never really key to any attacks.
Tomori (6): No clear mistakes, but he had so little to do that he was unlikely to get a high or low rating. Did what was asked with no fuss.
Thiaw (6): Much the same as Tomori, Thiaw looked composed but had very little to do in the way of defending during this one.
Hernandez (5): A surprisingly quiet performance, Hernandez had very limited involvement in the attack and found himself drifting into midfield, to little effect.
Lotfus-Cheek (8-MOTM): Easily the best player on the pitch, Loftus-Cheek got a first-half hat-trick which featured three great finishes. He was always involved in a lot of play throughout the game.
Krunic (7): Playing at the base of the midfield, Krunic was very tidy in possession and sprayed some good passes to the wide areas.
Reijnders (6.5): Made a lively start to the game and will clearly cover a lot of ground this season, but his influence waned as the game went on.
Pulisic (7): There were doubts about him on the right wing but he set up two of Loftus-Cheek’s goals and was involved in the play throughout the match.
Giroud (5.5): Despite scoring a penalty to make it 4-0, Giroud missed a handful of very good chances throughout the game and was not at his best.
Leao (6): He did very well to set up the second goal, but he had little overall impact on the game, much like Hernandez on the same flank.
Stefano Pioli did not make any changes, likely because Milan are in action again on Sunday morning against Novara. An entirely different starting eleven will almost certainly start that match.