Calabria could be given Abate’s role against Sampdoria, Antonelli unlikely to be available for Friday’s match

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Davide Calabria during training (@acmilan.com)
Davide Calabria during training (@acmilan.com)

There are reports that Ignazio Abate could be benched after his latest performance with Mattia De Sciglio and Davide Calabria playing the fullback roles on Friday.

Abate didn’t start the season well and according to Sky Italia and Tuesday’s il Corriere della Sera, the 19-year-old Calabria is favourite over him to play against Sampdoria on Friday night.

Sky reported yesterday that Montella ‘likes’ the young fullback and it’s possible to see him get his first start of the season in a few days. Gazzetta meanwhile reports that Luca Antonelli will most likely not be ready to face the former side of Vincenzo Montella and he will be replaced by Mattia De Sciglio on the left side of the defense.

CorSer also suggests that Jose Sosa is battling Riccardo Montolivo for the regista role although at this point other media sources expect the two to play together with Bonaventura in midfield.

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hencyn
hencyn
5 years ago

Davide Calabria deserve a starting role for now. Let’s see how it goes.

clouds
clouds
5 years ago

do you know statistic show that from 7 goals concede, 5 of them were scored on abate side??
seems like montella have noticed this fact

Hachim
Hachim
5 years ago

Abate not playing well??? Honestly he wouldn’t even be in the top first 3 names that pop in to my head that I would love to axe.
And why is Monty still rumoured to play??? If he does, then clearly manager got no ‘Balls’.

alayo
alayo
5 years ago

Calabria. Paletta. Romag. ??????

Bona. Sosa. Pasallic

SuSo. Bacca. Niang

Josakti
Josakti
5 years ago
Reply to  alayo

Mds probably

#1Milan Fan South Africa
#1Milan Fan South Africa
5 years ago

I believe MDS is better at RB. I think that we should call mastour back and ease him into the team.He will be better off playing alongside his former youth players. I think we should sell Bacca and buy DYbala even if it cost us 50 million.
Donnarumma
MDS gomes Romagnoli Calabria
Mauri
locatelli Bonaventura/Sosa
Suso/Mastour
Mastour Niang/Mastour

Josakti
Josakti
5 years ago

Damn. Im so sick of your dybala nonsense. Quit it

dree
dree
5 years ago

just remove 1Milan Fan South Africa , so annoying with dybala thing!!! you dont know nothing!!!

Kourosh
Kourosh
5 years ago

This is hardcore Dybala fetish.

beto007
beto007
5 years ago

Montella has no “HUEVOS” if he keeps starting Montolivo as playmaker. Pirlo will still b doing a way better job than him. Obviously B n G still in charge of the lineup,period.

Milanista121
Milanista121
5 years ago

Abate has been a bit out of shape in the beginning, so Im all for Calabria starting, he is a huge talent. Only problem is that without Abate we wont have any real leader out on the pitch… perhaps Sosa can take that role with all his experience.

Nino
Nino
5 years ago

I think the coach should consider a midfield 3 of J.Sosa, Locatelli and Poli. I’m not a Poli fan, but Milan needs someone to harass the opposition. Bona and Palasic can come in as game changers. Hopefully, there won’t be any forced changes. Vangioni can start at left back.

So, depending on what happens in training, I think this starting 11 is okay to beat Sampdoria:

—————————Donna————————
Calabria—Paletta/Gomez—Roma—Vangioni/DeSciglio
—-J.Sosa/Palasic—-Locatelli/J.Sosa—–Poli/Bona——
Suso————-Bacca/Lapadula————–Niang

Mojdanis
Mojdanis
5 years ago

I don’t like it personaly but I really think
4-2-3-1 would be best formation with the players that we have.Next game we could try:
Def:Calabria,Gomez,Roma,Vangioni
2Mid:Kucka,Pasalic(Loca)
Rw,cam,lw:Suso,Sosa,Niang
St:Bacca
Don’t know if Kuco is still banned ,if he is than Poli should start again

alayo
alayo
5 years ago

Lapadulla is more suited to 4 3 3 than Bacca.His movement off ball is needed to win matches

alayo
alayo
5 years ago

Lapadulla is more suited to 4 3 3 than Bacca.His movement off ball is needed to win matches.Montella will do well to give him 20-25 minutes against sampdoria

Nino
Nino
5 years ago

I remember Seedorf sid Abate was a midfielder – and in truth he was before being converted to RB. Don’t get me wrong, players can adapt into new roles. Mascherano was a midfielder and he has played CB effectively at Barcelona.

Milan may consider playing Abate in midfield as a destroyer when Kucka is not available while the RB belongs to Calabria or De Sciglio. LB goes to Antonelli and Vangioni.

Milan can actually play a midfield 3 of Abate, J.Sosa and Pasalic for the next game. Subsequent games, Kucka returns and Abate goes to the bench.

sleek
sleek
5 years ago

the moment montella puts calabria ahead of abate,pasallic ahead of bona and sosa ahead of captain slow a.k..a montislowvo, only then will milan get result, enough of this crappy performance

stuball78
stuball78
5 years ago

I would be 100% up for Abate on the right of a front three with suso on the left and Bacca in the middle. We know Suso can cross well with his left and Abate has some outrageous speed to beat defenders.

Nino
Nino
5 years ago
Reply to  stuball78

Not in a front 3 please. His crossing is terrible. However as a midfielder, his defensive experience can be valuable in chasing and closing down opponents.

Kourosh
Kourosh
5 years ago

Good decision. Abate has been horrible in his positional play this season. I would also bench Jack as he’s not been himself this season even when playing on the wing which is his true position.

Ivan
Ivan
5 years ago

Put on the bench…Lord Monty….Lord Poli….Lord MDS ( Too Slow)….Forza Milan!!!