Sky: Pioli expected to make three changes to starting XI for trip to face Udinese

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli is expected to make three line-up changes for the game against Udinese compared to the team that faced Liverpool.

Sky Italia (via MilanNews) believe that Pioli could freshen things up again after the defeat on Tuesday night as Alessandro Florenzi is likely to start instead of Pierre Kalulu in the right-back position, Ismael Bennacer should return to the midfield double pivot while Alexis Saelemaekers should rejoin the attack.

Pioli will very much be forced into a number of other choices such as Mike Maignan in goal, Fikayo Tomori and Alessio Romagnoli as the centre-backs plus Theo Hernandez at left-back.

Brahim Diaz and Rade Krunic should keep their spots in the trident while the absence of other strikers means Zlatan Ibrahimovic is again in line for a start up front having played 90 minutes against Liverpool in midweek.


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3 Comments

  1. K says:

    You cannot start Krunic and Saelemakers together. Where is the offense supposed to come from? They are both defensive players who add little threat offensively. Ibra can’t do it by himself anymore, he needs some help. At least put Messias in there.

    1. Stam says:

      Maldini got more chances when we had every attacker healthy, now they are all but one out hes forgotten

    2. Gunde says:

      I agree with this. Ibra has seemed off last games, but it aint easy when he is not being involved. He is 40, he cant be expected to dribble three guys and bury it in the top corner anymore. Milan needs creativity and especially someone continuosly making deep runs to create space in front of the back line – where Ibra can still shine. Krunic/Saelemakers wont provide this.

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