André Silva expected to start the derby alongside Suso as Kalinić has not yet fully recovered from his injury

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André Silva during training at Milanello. (@acmilan.com)
André Silva during training at Milanello. (@acmilan.com)

Nikola Kalinić hasn’t been training with the group in the last few days so André Silva is likely to get the start on Sunday with Suso and Jack Bonaventura.

Kalinić suffered an injury in his left adductor in the match against Roma and while Milan were ‘cautiously optimistic’ that he would recover in time for the Derby della Madonnina (Sunday, 20:45 CET), it seems that it may not be the case.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, ‘unless near miraculous events’ occur, it won’t be possible for Kalinić to be fit to play from the first minute against Inter and it’s not even sure that he will be on the called-up list tomorrow as he hasn’t trained in a while and in the last two days he left Milanello as soon as the group training started.

Therefore, the responsibility up front is likely to fall on the shoulders of André Silva, who was on fire in the past international break, scoring twice for Portugal and helping them secure a place in the World Cup. The 21-year-old, unless Patrick Cutrone convinces Montella to give him the start, will play alongside Suso in a 3-5-1-1, with Jack Bonaventura in midfield, replacing the banned Çalhanoğlu.

Probable XI (GdS): Gianluigi Donnarumma; Mateo Musacchio, Leonardo Bonucci, Alessio Romagnoli; Fabio Borini, Franck Kessié, Lucas Biglia, Giacomo Bonaventura, Ricardo Rodriguez; Suso; André Silva.

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John
John
2 years ago

Instead of playing suso as second striker pls just play with wingers b/c suso doesn’t have dt movt a second striker should have.

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

Milan should play the 343 as it is obvious.
Donnarumma
Musacchio Bonucci Romagnoli
Abate Biglia kessie Rodrigues
Suso A.Silva Bonaventura

maazzamu
maazzamu
2 years ago

Comment: i hv no doubt mln wll fail if if montela ddnt change his fomation,our best is 4 3 3

Sheva
Sheva
2 years ago
Reply to  maazzamu

yeah, we were crushing it against Lazio with that one

dapito
dapito
2 years ago
Reply to  Sheva

4-3-3… and all players want attack and score… and inter will destroy us 7-0…

Desanto21
Desanto21
2 years ago

Comment:
3-4-3 should do the trick for us

bidonesia
bidonesia
2 years ago

3511? Montella please, this isn’t time to be stuborn, we saw enough Suso as trequartista & isn’t working!
343 seem more make sense with players available…

…………… Gigio
… Musa – Leo – Roma
Cala – Kessie – Biglia – RR
… Suso – Silva – Jack

please no more Zapata / Paletta, Gomez deserve chance, he play realy good @ national & pre season (even scored), last time Calabria play awsome as WB in front 3 CB (so poor as 4 def) & RR can savely help to offence…

Milan boi
Milan boi
2 years ago

Comment:don’t know why Silva is always benched I love d way he scores pls coach use 343 am sure we can beat strong team and I trust in u montella

Alayo
2 years ago

Montella has ran out of ideas.he needs to go

AC4M
AC4M
2 years ago

It’s a matter of time to Montella get sacked.

finally..

zahid hossain
zahid hossain
2 years ago

………G.Dona
Musa Bonu Roma
kessie Biglia
Cala/Suso, Silva, Hakan/Jack, RR
Kalinic/Cut
3-2-4-1

hbsl
hbsl
2 years ago

AC4M, i can’t wait for him to get sacked

Milan 2017
2 years ago

Play with either 433 or 343 if you want win, but if you stick with your 3511, you would be fired immediately after another lose

frankilan
frankilan
2 years ago

this idiot will not be sensible for once in his life, 3511 that didnt gv ur team a shot on goal againt a sampdoria team is wat u want to deploy against inter, when it obvious that 343 or 433 is suitable but he wil stupidly play 3511, we lose n wunt record one shot on goal then he wil cum n blame the players, this man is a joke

Sheva
Sheva
2 years ago

3-4-1-2 with Suso behind Andre Silva and Cutrone could be viable option. Using Bonaventura and Suso together in 3-5-2 or 3-4-1-1 for anything other than wingers gives me shivers but let’s just hope AGAIN that Montella have a clue about this tactic.

Pa ibra
Pa ibra
2 years ago

Good to see Silva up there. He and Suso could work better than Kalinic-Suso if the team can play less long balls. You have attackers good with the ball at feet. Keep it on the ground and fast and confuse the sht out of Inter. Anyway Bonucci and Biglia have no reasons to keep throwing those annoying long ones to small Bonaventura Suso Silva

Mathijs Savicevic
Mathijs Savicevic
2 years ago
Reply to  Pa ibra

Totally agree

Agni
Agni
2 years ago

Win this one or else we are seriously f****d.

makAveli
makAveli
2 years ago

Milan will wear Puma and receive 10-15m a year, compared to Man Utd who receive 85 m from Addidas per year. How the Mighty has fallen.

successor
successor
2 years ago
Reply to  makAveli

I would have love for NIKE to kit us coming season than puma.. look at Chelsea NIKE kit…. And sure they will pay milan more money than Puma..

Ali
Ali
2 years ago
Reply to  makAveli

Well, don’t compare the EPL with Serie A. The best deal here in Italy is only 23m.

Bang
Bang
2 years ago

Using 4-3-3 or 3-4-3 is a possible formation for Milan right now. Suso will be dangerous again. We need suso and bonaventura back to their good performance against inter

Dan
Dan
2 years ago

I find it so funny that no matter what the news there’s I.S no pleasing Milan fans haha, how the mighty Milan fans have fallen.

hbsl
hbsl
2 years ago

Even if he wins, he should leave

frankilan
frankilan
2 years ago

he may win this match by luck but the truth z dat his tactical inept is extremly low n his response during match is fucked, no mata how we try to convince ourselvs,milan n its fans knw we need a better coach regardles of dis match

dapito
dapito
2 years ago

poor silva… he will never good ball to score…

all players act like messi play… their choice to crazy shot rather than give good ball to.silva or kalinic…. more often to attack and forget to defense…

yeah inter gona destroy us…

Bang
Bang
2 years ago
Reply to  dapito

Yeah, that’t the big problem that maybe Montella does’nt admit it.. Kessie, Riccardo Rodriguez, Calhanoglu.. especially Kessie.. Suso is a striker, so he can be selfish at the moment

hbsl
hbsl
2 years ago

I have a feeling that he will not be sacked even if Milan looses

Barney
Barney
2 years ago

I have lost my fate in this club . How can our management allow montella to stay he’s a loser ! He ran out of ideas a long time ago . 3-5-1-1 are you joking ? This whole season that just has starded has been a joke , Ac milan plays like shit for years now . How long is this going to last ? They pumped 200M this season and we haven’t improved a bit infact we play worst than last season . I’ve realy don’t know how long this mediocre is going last they hire a clown coach… Read more »

Abdulrauf
2 years ago

Comment:4-3-3 is the modern football tactics you only need to know the players that would play consider the Europe biggest teams the are using 4-3-3 as their tactics EG Barcelona and Real Madrid

nana
nana
2 years ago

I will always complain that 352, 3421, 3511or whatever won’t get us anywhere. I mean if we play 3511 that means we play with five defenders in a team that has virtually no playmaker, this is absurd. I will always vouch for a 4231 or a 4141to bring the best out of our players. And guys players know what is at stake in the derby so even a world class performance from them is something to expect. But our judgements must be from games against the minnows. That’s where we will know the true value of our beloved Milan. Whether… Read more »

Mathijs Savicevic
Mathijs Savicevic
2 years ago

Where is Milan10? Still undsr the thumb(s) of his wives?

+milan
+milan
2 years ago

wondering too….
itz been a while since he posted….

Mathijs Savicevic
Mathijs Savicevic
2 years ago
Reply to  +milan

Maybe he has his period again