The damning statistics behind Milan’s start under Giampaolo

By Oliver Fisher -

Some more worrying statistics have emerged regarding AC Milan’s dismal start to the 2019-20 Serie A campaign.

The Rossoneri suffered yet another defear at San Siro on Sunday night as they were comfortably beaten 3-1 by Vincenzo Montella’s Fiorentina.

Erick Pulgar, Gaetano Castrovilli and Franck Ribery were on the scoresheet for La Viola amid protests from the Curva Sud.

The result means that Milan have lost four of their opening six Serie A fixtures in a season for the first time since 1938 and only the second time in the club’s history.

Pressure is building on Giampaolo, with Monday’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport claiming that there are five possible names being considered should the decision be made to sack him.

WhoScored provide some worrying data surrounding the team’s start to the season, such as the fact that Milan have the most red cards in all of Serie A (three).

In addition, they rank second in terms of yellow cards accrued (18) and third in terms of players dispossessed (18).

Milan have had a high percentage of their shots come from outside the box (51%, the fourth-highest in the league) and have scored just two goals from open play – bottom of the pile.

The Rossoneri are also bottom in terms of shots on target with just 16, showing just how bad the rot currently is.

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