Sky: Probable XIs for Milan vs Bologna – trust in Gabbia and Adli retained

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli is not expected to stray from the formula that has seen his side have a resurgence in Serie A when they face Bologna tomorrow night.

The three centre-backs Pierre Kalulu, Malick Thiaw and Fikayo Tomori will miss the game and will still be out for a few weeks after sustaining serious muscle injuries late last year.

Ismael Bennacer is back in Italy after Algeria’s AFCON elimination, but he will miss the game with an adductor problem that saw him miss the last two games.

Samuel Chukwueze is still in the Ivory Coast with Nigeria after they won their group, while Tommaso Pobega and Mattia Caldara are injured.

According to what is being reported by Sky, Pioli is likely to name an unchanged side with Davide Calabria, Simon Kjaer, Matteo Gabbia and Theo Hernandez ahead of the goalkeeper Mike Maignan.

Tijjani Reijnders and Yacine Adli are down as the double pivot directing things in the midfield, with Ruben Loftus-Cheek ahead of them in a more advanced role.

Flanking the Englishman will be Christian Pulisic and Rafael Leao to the right and left respectively, while Olivier Giroud will lead the line.

Probable Milan XI (4-2-3-1): Maignan; Calabria, Kjaer, Gabbia, Hernandez; Reijnders, Adli; Pulisic, Loftus-Cheek, Leao; Giroud.

Probable Bologna XI (4-2-3-1): Skorupski; De Silvestri, Beukema, Calafiori, Kristiansen; Freuler, Moro; Orsolini, Ferguson, Saelemaekers; Zirkzee.


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