Vincenzo Montella will continue with the 3-4-2-1 formation and Nikola Kalinić up front vs Napoli, but Jack Bonaventura could be used as a left wingback.
Milan have not beaten Napoli at Stadio San Paolo since the Scudetto season (2010/11) but the boys of Vincenzo Montella will try to cause a major upset on Saturday and beat Maurizio Sarri’s Partenopei, who have not yet lost a match in Serie A this season (10 wins, 2 draws).
With all the internationals back at Milanello, Montella is working on his anti-Napoli XI and according to Sky, he will keep the 3-4-2-1. The novelty, however, comes from the fact that Montella is apparently thinking of using Bonucci as a right-sided center back, with Romagnoli in the center.
The third center back in this case would be Ricardo Rodriguez, and this would allow Montella to use a more offensive midfield, using Giacomo Bonaventura who is healthy again after fully recovering from a muscular injury. With Jack in midfield, the two trequartisti would be Suso and Hakan Çalhanoğlu, behind Nikola Kalinić. André Silva, as often happens in Serie A, will most likely start from the bench.
The physical condition of Lucas Biglia also needs to be monitored and at the moment he is not expected to play from the start. Therefore, Riccardo Montolivo is favorite to start over Italy under 21’s Manuel Locatelli, with Fabio Borini, Franck Kessié and Bonaventura alongside him.
Another option which was tried in training today according to Sky, is Ignazio Abate on the right and Borini on the left sides of the midfield, and Jack behind the striker alongside Suso, who made his Spain debut this week (45 minutes against Russia), leaving Çalhanoğlu on the bench.
Probable XI (Sky): Gianluigi Donnarumma; Leonardo Bonucci, Alessio Romagnoli, Ricardo Rodriguez; Fabio Borini, Franck Kessié, Montolivo, Bonaventura; Suso, Hakan Çalhanoğlu; Nikola Kalinić.