Sky: Probable XIs for Milan vs. Napoli – two changes expected from Udinese draw

By Oliver Fisher -

With just three days to go until AC Milan’s crucial Serie A game against Napoli at San Siro, some team news is beginning to filter out from both camps.

According to what is being reported by Sky, Milan are likely to line up with a formation consisting of Mike Maignan in goal and a back four of Alessandro Florenzi, Fikayo Tomori, Alessio Romagnoli and Theo Hernandez from right to left.

The midfield double pivot is expected to return to being Franck Kessie and Sandro Tonali, with an attacking trident of Alexis Saelemaekers, Brahim Diaz and Rade Krunic behind the centre-forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Probable Milan XI (4-2-3-1): Maignan; Florenzi, Tomori, Romagnoli, Theo Hernandez; Tonali, Kessie; Saelemaekers, Diaz, Krunic; Ibrahimovic.

Napoli meanwhile are expected to line up with Ospina in goal, a back four of Di Lorenzi, Rrahmani, Juan Jesus and Mario Rui, a double pivot of Demme and Zielinski, then Politano, Ounas and Elmas supporting striker Dries Mertens.

Probable Napoli XI (4-2-3-1): Ospina; Di Lorenzi, Rrahmani, Juan Jesus, Mario Rui; Demme, Zielinski; Politano, Ounas, Elmas; Mertens.

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  1. This is the dumbest ting I’ve ever seen. You cannot have Krunic and Saelemakers as the two wingers! Did he not learn from the last game? They both offer nothing offensively going forward. Messias has to be in there.

    1. Pioli isn’t the Wright. He is the md but not the big coach that will take Milan to the next level & I wander if Maldini is in desame group also. Playing Hauge, Kalulu, Maldini, Balo-Tore, Gabbia is a win win for points, value of players and they are hungry for playing time. But Florenzi, Rogmanioli, they would not take us to the next level, Diaz need to past the ball & Theo need to be bench 2 or 3 games. Milan need to sale Theo & lasy asd Leao and with that money buy 5 or 6 players under 22 years old that can play 2 position or anywhere on the field as long as they play. Like Darwin Nunez, Tiago Dgialo, Omeric, Hauge, Roman Farvie, Jean Onana, cho, Henrique from fluminenci & there 17 years LB also. Loan out 3 or 4 of this young players to the Wright club & coach. Like the red bulls system.

      1. Please tell me the wright coach too secure AC Milan in such situation???
        We have too watch Milan with care,the big problem is Eliot that can’t make a huge investing in the team,always we are managing player,players worth of 30ml Milan can’t buy.why ??
        And look like of the teams in seria a common Napoli can buy player worth of 90ml but Mr pioli take the team too finish second,after that with full of house with prone injury, the coach even manage 105 game without complete squad.and he is still the problem of Milan????
        Our problems is Eliot

      2. Hauge??? WHy do u have so much love for this guy he isnt better than leao even. Lol u guys make him world class. He needs experience rn.

        1. No, Hauge is not better than Leao, but he is for sure better than Saelemakers, who plays every single game and produces nothing. Hauge had more goals in about 180 minutes of playing time than Saelemakers has had playing every game the last 2 seasons. Don’t get me started on Krunic. What other top team in Europe would those 2 guys ever even see the field?

        2. Lol. You’re right. He just played well couple of times and that’s it. And now he is struggling with playing time in Germany with their 14 farmer teams. It’s been 6 months since fans keep moaning ‘Hauge! Hauge!’ like we lost Kaka again.

    2. It’s like he never learns from his mistakes, it’s like he’s too stubborn to ever own up to a mistake. We have no offensive output. The only 2 players who think offensivly are Zlatan and Theo. Everyone else is just happy to even be on the pitch

  2. I think it would be even better if Pioli used Theo on Leao’s position and set another defender to avoid gifting a goal for Napoli. Theo even being a ‘defender’ is a way better attacker than Krunic and Saelemakers both. And probably he would change his position to midfielder just like in his national team. He is another Gareth Bale.

    1. That is a really good idea. Pioli doesn’t have the courage to do it though. And unfortunately Ballo-Touré has been so bad that they can’t trust him back there. Pioli prefers safe players like Krunic and Saelemakers that don’t make mistakes, but they also don’t ever make anything good happen either.

  3. But i dont trust theo bcz he might lose the ball in a similar way he does and go more as solo guy. I think u can try that way but if it fails than he deserves bench and kalulu play lb florenzi rb until calabria is back.

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