Inzaghi to switch to 4-3-3 against Verona with Cerci-Destro-Menez up front?

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Another change in formation is expected tomorrow with Pippo Inzaghi returning to 4-3-3 with Michael Essien in midfield and Cerci in attack.

Milan have had very little consistency in terms of tactical and line-up choices and things are going to change yet again tomorrow when Milan face Verona.

According to a number of media outlets (Gazzetta, Sky and Tuttosport to name a few), Inzaghi is planning to get back to the 4-3-3 formation after using 4-3-1-2 in the past couple of matchdays.

With Riccardo Montolivo and Nigel De Jong both out with injuries (the captain is expected to return in two weeks while De Jong will be out for a month), Giacomo Bonaventura looks set to be deployed in a wide midfield position with Poli on the other side and Michael Essien ahead of the defense.

In attack, Cerci is widely expected to get his starting XI chance starting with Jeremy Menez on the left side of the attack and Mattia Destro in the middle.

Probable formation (according to this morning’s Gazzetta – can of course change): Diego Lopez; Bonera, Paletta, Bocchetti, Antonelli; Poli, Essien, Bonaventura; Cerci, Destro, Menez.

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disguised_fellow
disguised_fellow
6 years ago

Essien over Van Ginkel? Poli over Suso? Paletta over Rami? Sure, we don’t have a great team. But Inzaghi should take the blames for poor team selection. Inzaghi ran out of ideas. And he probably know that he will be replaced anyway. We expected more from him, probably because of his legacy. I would like to see Klopp or Rijkaard in his position next season, Maldini on Galliani’s, and Nesta on Tasotti’s position.

Maldini1899
Maldini1899
6 years ago

Rami is hurt

rosso138
rosso138
6 years ago

Oh my god… Its like he never learns!? Essien – ok (we have only 2 available def mid, essien and muntari, one has to play, and i dont want to see a minute of muntari anymore) Bonera – ok – same reasons – better him than zaccardo on RB (no abate and de sc) But why cant you play at least 4-4-2? With Cerci – Jack – Essien – Suso – (In this formation i would even maybe left out essien for poli) —– menez – destro Or 4-2-3-1 with: — Poli — Essien Cerci – Jack – Menez ——… Read more »

Lumen
6 years ago

Maybe Inzaghi’s last match.
A brace for Luca Toni and we expect an official decision as Lady B did with Allegri.

Papito
Papito
6 years ago

M.g can play dmf…..so why essien. .and even though el shaarawy has lost form the team seems raw Without Him

Maldini1899
Maldini1899
6 years ago
Reply to  Papito

El Sha is injured

ardi
ardi
6 years ago

bad idea cerci destro menez they do not play well together,
i will prefer to play only menez on the top, and then change him at min 60 with destro

Bynz
Bynz
6 years ago

either hes trying to lose or this is desperation cause milan performs badly with the 433 hence why seedorf dropped it good luck inzahgi but we all know so as yourself that you’ll be replaced like those before you

zekke
zekke
6 years ago

Shame on you pippo,why did you never learn with your decision???

lentini
lentini
6 years ago

@zekke: he never learns because he caught the Allegri bug!!

Kk Miko
6 years ago

Milan aim to seduce Klopp by signing Dortmund stars
Source: Tuttosport
Thursday, March 5, 2015 08:56
AC Milan want Jurgen Klopp to coach their side next
season and want to buy some of his current Dortmund stars
to persuade him to join, with Neven Subotic and Ilkay
Gundogan top of their list.

Maldini1899
Maldini1899
6 years ago
Reply to  Kk Miko

As much as id love to believe this. Tuttosport is known to be a rag. So i dont believe it.

rosso138
rosso138
6 years ago
Reply to  Kk Miko

Lol and include Reus and Hummels… Explain me one thing.. why would players like them come to milan? Yes BVB is currently in bad form (looking at whole season, not last 4-5 matches), but trensfer from BVB to milan ic currently step down in player career.. And top clubs want them, so why would anyone agree with this transfer? It is a shame this is situation, before, players actually wanted to come in Milan… Dont get me wrong, i would love to see them in milan jersey, but it’s not going to happen… We can hope for khedira and van… Read more »

Ebrima bah
6 years ago

Mr Pippo you have van Gankel and suso try the in the midfiler how many times are you playing lumber jack midfilers it doesn’t work so better try another one play van Gankel ,Bonaventure,suso in the middle if you do that you will see different football

rosso neri
6 years ago

Ebrima bah I agree ur comment is right to try other people and give them chance like van gikle and suso

nick
nick
6 years ago

Menez should be dropped to the beach. Play Honda instead. Menez is very selfish. I hope he leaves this summer if not I hope the new coach bench him next season.

milanisti bali
6 years ago

stop dreaming guys..bonera-muntari-essien is pippo favourites players.
niang,saponara will grow up,but not with this coach..
pippo should play FM like fergie suggest to know how manage a football team not group of lumberjack midfielder