André Silva and Nikola Kalinić are expected to get a start against Austria Wien as coach Vincenzo Montella is ready to try 3-5-2 this Thursday.
After losing 4-1 to Lazio on Sunday, Montella is ready to change the formation for the upcoming Europa League match and use a three-man defense when the Diavolo play Austria Wien away from home on Thursday at 19:00 CET.
As reported by Sky Italia’s Peppe Di Stefano, Montella will be using 3-5-2 against Austria Wien. Nikola Kalinić and André Silva will lead the line up front, with Patrick Cutrone sitting on the bench after playing 56′ minutes against the Biancocelesti at Stadio Olimpico.
In defense, Alessio Romagnoli is back from injury and he will play his second match of the season as a left-sided center back, with Leonardo Bonucci and one of Mateo Musacchio and Cristian Zapata alongside him. Ricardo Rodriguez is also expected to get a start as a left wing-back.
Lucas Biglia will try to make the fans forget his performance against Lazio and will be used in midfield. Ignazio Abate is likely to start as Andrea Conti is not entirely fit yet, while Sky currently expects Giacomo Bonaventura and Franck Kessié to complete the five-man midfield. This would leave Suso, who – like the rest of the team – did not have a good match against Lazio, on the bench.
AC Milan (3-5-2) – Vincenzo Montella (Probable, according to Sky)
Gianluigi Donnarumma; Matteo Musacchio, Leonardo Bonucci, Alessio Romagnoli; Ignazio Abate, Franck Kessié, Lucas Biglia, Giacomo Bonaventura, Ricardo Rodriguez; André Silva, Nikola Kalinić.