Tuttosport: Pioli may look to surprise Inter by trying new formation in derby – the details

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli could look to spring a surprise on Inter with a new formation that hasn’t yet been used in a match, a report claims.

The Rossoneri will be looking to secure their first league win over Inter in four years and put a huge dent in the Scudetto hopes of their neighbours, who have struggled for form since the turn of the year.

Although the switch to a 4-4-2 has brought rewards so far, Sunday’s edition of Tuttosport (via MilanLive.it) reports that a 4-2-3-1 system can not be excluded.

Everything will depend on the positions of Hakan Calhanoglu and Ante Rebic, with the latter preferred over Giacomo Bonaventura and Rafael Leão. If the Turkey international were to act as an attacking midfielder with the task of pressing Marcelo Brozovic, Milan could essentially have three players in behind Ibrahimovic.

Otherwise, if Calhanoglu lines up on the wing, Rebic will act regularly in a 4-4-2.

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