Fiorentina-Milan: The Rossoneri squad

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The squad during training at Milanello. (@acmilan.com)
The squad during training at Milanello. (@acmilan.com)

Here is the squad of Milan.

AC Milan face ACF Fiorentina on Saturday noon when the clock points 12:30 CET / Italy time at Stadio Artemio Franchi for the 19th matchday of the 2017/18 Serie A and the Rossoneri coach Gennaro Gattuso has named his squad for the encounter.

Marco Storari, Ignazio Abate, Andrea Conti, Gustavo Gomez, Gabriel Paletta, Jose Mauri and Nikola Kalinić are out.

Probable XI (Sky): Gianluigi Donnarumma; Davide Calabria, Leonardo Bonucci, Alessio Romagnoli, Ricardo Rodriguez; Franck Kessié, Riccardo Montolivo, Giacomo Bonaventura; Suso, Patrick Cutrone, Fabio Borini.

GoalkeepersDefendersMidfieldersForwards
Gianluigi DonnarummaLuca AntonelliLucas BigliaPatrick Cutrone
Antonio DonnaurmmaLeonardo BonucciGiacomo BonaventuraAndré Silva
GabrielDavide CalabriaFabio BoriniSuso
Gustavo GomezHakan Çalhanoğlu
Mateo MusacchioMatteo Gabbia
Ricardo RodriguezFranck Kessié
Alessio RomagnoliManuel Locatelli
Cristian ZapataRiccardo Montolivo
Niccolò Zanellato

31 COMMENTS

    • Let the man be. He still doesn’t know that playing Montolivo makes you suffer and most likely lose games. I mean what the heck.

       
  1. I like the lineup , maybe except Borini . Give the boys a chance Gattuso , let Kalinic take a rest and rethink his attitude , learn when to keep his head down . So glad we didn’t buy Belotti cause Cutrone has so much more promise and he is free . As always except nothing but a win from us , FORZA MILAN !

     
  2. I think Biglia performed well, but considering his physique, and that he played 120 minutes, it’s probably good to rest him. I’d play Loca though and push Bonaventura up. Borini worked as a wingback, but he has no business up front in the final third… if this probable formation is right, as it normally is. Or if Bona plays as mezz’ala I would like to see Hakan out wide.

     
    • I agree. Not only Biglia’s physicality, he was bad in the first half of the derby which was one of his best games. Although I might consider giving him continuity ,seeing him on the bench wouldn’t be a crime. But let’s hope that this time the line up is wrong about Borini in attack.

       
  3. Agree with milanista121 borini worked well as a wingback because he had the space to run like a chicken with his head cut off and put in a decent shift frustrating attackers but he has no business playing in a front 3. He kills our attacks because of his lack if quality . Canu cutro suso and bona mezalla is our best attack. Also gatusso uses kessie like spaletti used naigogalan. He presses high up when we’re defending. I like it

     
  4. I’d start Rodriguez from the bench and play Borini as wingback. RR’s decision making is awful both in defence and attack.

    Calhanoglu seems to do well only when he comes off the bench. I initially thought he was going to be our Neyear, but he’s been incredibly disappointing.

    Locatelli is a natural 6. He’s got the potential to become a Pirlo or a Bousquets. He’d become a complete waste if he is continuously played out of position like it’s happening already. He should start ahead of Montolivio.

    Calabria is not bad, he needs a lot of coaching.

     
  5. i realy dont understande why he dont give another chance to Calhanoglou, he was good against inter and he didnt play all game, he did same thing in league game against Verona he put Cutrone and Silva out and we know wich result was

     
  6. my prblm is playing montolivo and borina I prefer biglia in defensive midfield and calhanoglu or mayb silver upfront. I don’t know what rino is thinking

     
  7. Borini hasn’t been bad this year, in fact he’s been a surprise, but he has no business being up front there. Last game shoes hoe much creativity we have without him there. Start bonaventura up there and bring in locatelli or keep bonaventura and give calhanoglu a chance on the wing. Build on the line up u put out for inter. That was our best lineup yet

     
    • Since we have to winger depth I really think bona and Suso should be on the flanks. And loca and calhanoglu should be competing for the mezzala slot next to kessie in my opinion and monto/biglia competing for the regista position.

      Our wings are already not fast and calhanoglu seems even slower than bona. If we aren’t going to ever play with a trequartista then i feel calhanoglu should play as a mezzala. He’s showed a bit of grit and isn’t afraid to get stuck in since coming to milan it seems.

      I agree I don’t know if borini should be playing as a left forward, but I’m rooting for him because if we don’t follow up the derby win with 3 points then it was almost worthless.

       
    • Same here. Bonaventura is more impressive as a winger, than Borini, and Locatelli needs playing time.

      Against smaller teams, we should chose a 4-4-2 with two real strikers, with Suso and Bonaventura on wings.

      I think the winter-mercato is about bringing a substitution for Suso (who may able to play on both flanks – my solution would be Chiesa, but he may be expensive), and a box-to-box in case Kessié needs some rest, or we want to play a more physical playstyle (Badelj?). And of course losing some dead weight for a short amount of money (Paletta, Zapata, Vergara, Gabriel, Mastour, Oduamadi, José Mauri). We wont change the world in one january, but two signings should be completed to be more competitive and improve the squad.

       
  8. A.Donnarumma is really good with his feet and aggressive.I like the way he screams at the defenders.If we could build his confidence we can sell his brother in the future

     
  9. The problem with us here is that though milan bought a bunch of good players but it’s just that coach haven’t been able to put them together to work them as a team and the end result is infront of us….I am sure if we had more established coach like Carlo ancelti we would have been more lethal and better at ball distribution with high pressing than what we are doing……just close our eyes for once and just count the stars we have at the moment it’s certainly not worth 11 standing team in table at the moment…

     
  10. & complains started even before the match. Biglia is not playing because he played 120 minutes and probably he is tired. Monto played really good in last couple of games. actually milan played really good in last couple of matches. even against Hellas. when we concede a goal the team somehow gets freaked out.

    probable line up is different at LiveScore. Silva and Hakan instead of cutrone and Borini

     
  11. When Biglia played his best game for Milan then he went on the bench again. Borini as our left wing attacker again? And a more dangerous Bona behind him again just as he did against Atlanta?

    Hey Gatuso! Stop this F’kery and keep a technically efficient line up for games. Heart and soul isn’t enough to win.

    I pray this isn’t the line up today because it looks bad already.

     

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