Tuttosport: Kessie should play from start for Milan against Inter – the latest

By Isak Möller -

Franck Kessie will return to Italy tomorrow after getting knocked out of the AFCONs with his Ivory Coast. The midfielder sustained an injury in the deciding clash but it doesn’t appear to be anything serious. 

The 25-year-old took a knock to his ribs and fortunately, the following tests revealed no broken ribs but only a trauma. According to Tuttosport (via MilanNews), he should thus be back for the derby against Inter.

Milan have mostly relied on Sandro Tonali and Rade Krunic during the AFCONs but for the derby, Stefano Pioli will have many options. Tonali is a certainty in the XI, but it remains to be seen if he will pick Ismael Bennacer or Kessie.

As per the newspaper, the Rossoneri are expecting to have Kessie fully ready for the game against Inter. If that is the case, then a starting spot seems very likely for the Ivorian, who is a key player for the team.

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    1. Because we still pay him his salary to do the job. And there’s a lot of work to do.
      So, it is better to use him until the very end instead of benching dry. And also there is always a risk for injuries/cards for Tonali and Bennacer. So, I prefer Kessie to share the risks with them.

  1. Let Olivier Giroud start this match ..it’s a big game he will deliver …He has recovered his fitness now ..
    Just supply him with good service..He holds the ball up so well ,and is a brilliant technically ..Yes I have complete confidence in him and this Milan side ..

    1. I think it would be better to start with Rebic at CF position. Then let Giroud in when their defenders get tired chasing Rebic, Diaz and Leao trio.
      And then Giroud will finish them completely with all his power.

        1. He has failed at everything to be honest. Not a better signing than Balo-Toure. I do like him but he scored in 3 matches out of 14, horrible for a striker of that experience.

  2. Honestly, Milan should have taken notes from Xavi. That is how you deal with an idiot. Sign or we will force you out within a week. I really do support the sustainable growth but I can’t support stupid decisions and talk about how someone is a Milan player until the last day of the contract. Sell him, take 15M or bench him for 5 months. Same with Romagnoli, both should have already signed a new contract or be kicked out.

    1. At least Kessie left a lot on the pitch for us over the years

      Samu should get dembele treatment
      Almost 20m to his salary over the contract length and when given the chance to play in strong team as valencia, he prefers rotting on bench

    1. If you swap Bennacer for Kessie in the AM role, that could also work. Bennacer can get passed opponents and deliver key passes. Kessie’s can only hold-up play isn’t really what we need to be productive up front. Just my opinion though.

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