AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli will put his faith in Yacine Adli plus a new-look attacking trio for the game against Cagliari, a report claims.
According to Sky, Mike Maignan is still out and did not leave with the team for Sardinia which means Marco Sportiello will be in goal, and Pioli will revert to a four-man defence with Theo Hernandez and Alessandro Florenzi the full-backs.
In the middle of the field the knot of Rade Krunic’s replacement needs to be resolved given he will be absent due to a muscular problem, and Adli is currently the favourite to start at the base of the three.
In attack, Olivier Giroud and Rafael Leao should rest, thus meaning a trio of Christian Pulisic, Noah Okafor and Samuel Chukwueze from left to right.
Meanwhile, Ranieri is thinking of a 3-5-2 where Wieteska will be back in defence after returning from suspension alongside Dossena and Obert.
Prati should be the regista with Nandez on the right favoured over Zappa, and Augello sure of a place on the opposite flank. Up front the fixed point is Luvumbo, and Petagna should partner him.
Probable Milan XI (4-3-3): Sportiello; Florenzi, Thiaw, Tomori, Theo; Loftus-Cheek, Adli, Reijnders; Pulisic, Okafor, Chukwueze.
Probable Cagliari XI (3-5-2) Radunovic; Wieteska, Dossena, Obert; Nandez, Makoumbou, Prati, Sulemana, Augello; Petagna, Luvumbo.