Antonelli could start against Empoli, Lapadula favorite over Luiz Adriano & Niang to replace the injured Bacca

Luca Antonelli during training at Milanello (
Luca Antonelli during training at Milanello (

Luca Antonelli could make his return so one of Abate and De Sciglio will be able to rest while Montella seems to be leaning towards starting Lapadula on Saturday.

After the Derby della Madonnina, Milan return to the pitch on Saturday evening and there could be some changes in the line-up against Empoli (20:45 CET kickoff).

Bacca is injured and out of the match, and according to Sky Sport 24’s Enrico Cerruti, Gianluca Lapadula is the one likely to start in attack instead of Carlos. The other options are Luiz Adriano starting or M’Baye Niang moving to the central striker role, but Sky believes that Montella will give a third start to Lapadula.

Cerruti also reports that Montella is considering to rest one of Ignazio Abate and Mattia De Sciglio and so Luca Antonelli, who hasn’t played since the 25th of September, could find space vs Empoli.

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Lapadula needs to be on the pitch his work ethic and energy he brings to the team alone merit a start the guy bleeds black and red


Lapa in, Mattia on the right since he has been in good form lately, and Luca on the left!


Niang is only good at the left wing. Suso right wing while Bonaventura supporting Lapagula.


Lapagula? U mean caligula?
Also, niang is a striker. he rarely does all those pure winger things


Let’s give chance to Soso is an experience midfieder. let him behind Locatelli


I will rather play suso as pure striker than midfield 433,except 4312.


I will rather play suso as pure striker than a midfield with this 433,except 4312.


Comment:Lapadula is hungry for goals so i prefer he should start in dat centre forward


Why those players have to be rest, anytimes he does that the team struggle to win , they’re don’t play nothing than calcio


Just rest Abate for God’s sake.