Sky: Probable starting XI for Milan vs. Brescia – the 4-3-3 returns…

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are set to revert to the 4-3-3 formation they used last season for the game against Brescia, a report claims.

Head coach Marco Giampaolo arrived over the summer to replace Gennaro Gattuso, and spent all of preseason implementing his preferred 4-3-1-2 system.

After positive signs in the friendlies against Benfica, Manchester United and Feronikeli, it all came crumbling to the floor after a dismal showing away at Udinese to begin the season.

The Rossoneri failed to register a single shot on target as they fell to a 1-0 defeat, and Giampaolo warned that change was afoot.

The former Sampdoria boss told Sky Italia after the game (via Football Italia) that he is considering scrapping the 4-3-1-2 in favour of a 4-3-3.

Now, as per a graphic shown on Sky Italia (via @FMCROfficial on Twitter), it appears Giampaolo will keep his word and switch to the 4-3-3 which was ironically Gattuso’s favoured formation.

The back four would remain the same from the game in Udine, however Ismael Bennacer is set for a start at regista and he would be flanked by Franck Kessie to the right and Lucas Paqueta to the left.

The front three would see Suso return to his more favoured position as a right-winger, while Krzysztof Piatek would be the centre-forward.

Hakan Calhanoglu – who played at the base of the midfield against Udinese – would switch to being a left-winger, as per Sky.

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1 Comment

  1. 4-3-1-2 or 4-3-3: they are just numbers. Much more important is to have a winning mentality. This means that the defenders stop wasting time passing the ball one to another and then to the keeper over and over again. The attack has to be built rapidly, not allowing the opponents to close tight their defence. And hopefully, the players will remember that they are supposed to shoot at goal.

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