Sky: Milan’s probable XI for Atalanta clash – Kessie snubbed by Pioli

By Isak Möller -

AC Milan will take on Atalanta tomorrow evening (Sunday) and some new reports have emerged with regards to the team selection. We all knew there was a battle in midfield, but it has changed a bit. 

This morning, it seemed the only battle was between Sandro Tonali and Ismael Bennacer for the final starting spot in midfield. However, despite being in better condition, Franck Kessie is expected to be dropped by Stefano Pioli.

According to Sky Italia, as cited by MilanNews, the manager has decided to go with Bennacer and Tonali for the midfield tandem. The two did well against Atletico, especially the former, so the decision certainly makes sense.

Furthermore, Kessie obviously didn’t do as well and perhaps he will learn something from this exclusion. The report confirmed that the choice is indeed technical and doesn’t have anything to do with anything else.

Probable Milan XI (4-2-3-1): Maignan; Calabria, Kjaer, Tomori, Hernandez; Tonali, Bennacer; Saelemaekers, Diaz, Leao; Rebic.

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Tags AC Milan Franck Kessie Stefano Pioli


  1. That’s true, exclude him from starting eleven and put him in bench until January or end of season. Bakayoko and Krunic will be available after break. Adli also can come in January.

  2. All of you are correct….Its just that I don’t know how we recruit betrayers in our team…We played them, risked playing them and develop them only to opt to go for free at the expense of Milan capital gain while the agent pocket is getting fat…….. No one is making it mandatory for any player to play for Milan. If a player wants to leave, he should be considerate with the Milan financial aspect . I will never forgive any players who put our Milan in financial difficulty .

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