Reports: Milan vs. Roma probable starting XIs – One doubt for Milan; Giallorossi eye changes

By Oliver Fisher -

Stefano Pioli is hping to be able to employ the same starting XI against Roma as they one which swept aside Lecce 4-1 on Monday.

According to what TV stations Sky Italia and SportMediaset are reporting (via MilanNews), the only doubt is related to Simon Kjaer who limped off with a knock to his knee in the win at the Stadio Via del Mare.

There is optimism though that he will be available for the crucial game this weekend, and if not Matteo Gabbia will complete a rearguard composed of Gianluigi Donnarumma, Alessio Romagnoli, Andrea Conti and Theo Hernandez.

Franck Kessie and Ismael Bennacer will sit in front of the defence, while from right to left Samuel Castillejo, Giacomo Bonaventura and Hakan Calhanoglu will support striker Ante Rebic.

Paulo Fonseca could make a couple of changes however: in front of Antonio Mirante a back four of Zappacosta, Smalling, Mancini and Kolarov is expected.

In the midfield will be Bryan Cristante and Jordan Veretout, with Cengiz Under, Lorenzo Pellegrini and Justin Kluivert behind Edin Dzeko – but Henrikh Mkhitaryan is pawing for a place.

Probable Milan XI (4-2-3-1): G. Donnarumma; Conti, Gabbia (Kjaer), Romagnoli, Theo Hernandez; Kessie, Bennacer; Castillejo, Bonaventura, Calhanoglu; Rebic.

Probable Roma XI (4-2-3-1): Mirante; Zappacosta, Smalling, Mancini, Kolarov (Spinazzola); Cristante, Veretout; Under, Pellegrini, Kluivert (Mkhitaryan); Dzeko.

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