Milan-Crotone: The Rossoneri squad

The squad during training at Milanello. (
The squad during training at Milanello. (

Here is the squad of Milan.

AC Milan face F.C. Crotone on Saturday noon when the clock points 15:00 CET / Italy time at Stadio San Siro for the 20th matchday of the 2017/18 Serie A and the Rossoneri coach Gennaro Gattuso has named his squad for the encounter.

Marco Storari, Ignazio Abate, Luca Antonelli, Andrea Conti, Gabriel Paletta and Jose Mauri are out of the squad.

Probable XI (Sky): Gianluigi Donnarumma; Davide Calabria, Leonardo Bonucci, Alessio Romagnoli, Ricardo Rodriguez; Franck Kessié, Lucas Biglia, Giacomo Bonaventura; Suso, Patrick Cutrone, Hakan Çalhanoğlu.

Antonio DonnarummaLeonardo BonucciLucas BigliaFabio Borini
Gianluigi DonnarummaDavide CalabriaGiacomo BonaventuraPatrick Cutrone
GabrielGustavo GomezHakan ÇalhanoğluNikola Kalinić
Mateo MusacchioMatteo GabbiaAndré Silva
Ricardo RodriguezFranck KessiéSuso
Alessio RomagnoliManuel Locatelli
Cristian ZapataRiccardo Montolivo
Niccolò Zanellato


  1. Dont mind the lineup, but would prefer a 4231 with Jack as LAM, Suso as RAM, Hakan in the middle, and Cutrone up top.

    *Personally, i would start Silva up top, but only because Cutrone is great when coming off the bench, plus Silva deserves some continuity.

    **We will win if Kessie and Biglia play well, and if our defense marks a bit tighter than usual.


  2. good line up,
    even if were Rino, i’ll put Loca in Biglia, Cutrone in Calha & Silva in front,
    Biglia & Calha still need shape, Loca & Silva need more chance, Crotone isn’t that strong opponent,

  3. “Milan have no planned signings in the January market. Their priority is releasing players off the squad like Paletta, Gustavo Gomez and Jose Mauri [Sky].”

    great…. fantastic…. seriously…

    some loans? maybe?


    • I don’t know, there are also several reports linking wannaway players to us – Dembele, Turan, …

  4. Like the line up. Cutrone is perfect to come off the bench with his energy and desire. Wouldn’t use him to lead the attack from the start

    • Replace Kessie with Monty and you got my preferred lineup as well (with Abate and Kalanic in when not injured).

    • Comment: I like your view, I think about it every now and then, but I am a fan of 2 strikers, so my formation would be 4132
      Calabria Bonucci Romagnoli Rodriguez
      Suso Hakan Jack
      Andre Cutrone
      subs: Locatelli, Kalinic , borini, Montolivo
      Jack and hakan will be switching sides, also there should be track backs to assist DMF

  5. Decent lineup. Keep Loca ready if biglia is not up for it.

    We seriously need a left winger. Delofeou may be a cheaper attainable option presently.

  6. Everyone is saying good formation..really?don’t we all know Bonaventura can’t pass to save his life so why use him as a mezzala,Bonaventura can’t pass but can dribble,Calhanoglu can pass but can’t dribble so isn’t it already clear which position best suits them. why do we keep making useless decisions that yes will be good enough to beat crotone but in the long run will backfire.

  7. I hope milan to get their winning mentality back. Hope Rhino focus more in making clean sheet in every matches. Bring in one of Musa, Zapata or Gomez to play together with Bonucci, Romagnoli, RicRod and Calabria while Conti is still injured.
    I don’t mind if Milan play dirty and unattractive football as long as Milan win with no goal conceded. A 5-3-2 or 5-4-1 formation while defending is a good try for every matches.
    All the players need to be slapped continuously to make them fight 100% and ready to die in every seconds the play on the pitch.
    This is Milan, a club that I proud of its legendary cleen sheet records when Sebastiano Rossi, Baresi, Maldini, Costacurta bossing the defence world. This is Milan! Not a bunch of unmotivated clown participating in Serie A! Remember, Do Not make any clubs score with ease in Milan’s net!
    I believe that you can motivate your team, Rhino. All you need is to kill players who are not ready to die everytime they play.
    Good luck, Rhino. Show me that you can make Milan great again.

  8. To make it to champions league we need 15 wins out of 19 games or win Europa League. Do you guys think it’s possible?

    • If we can get the maximum out of the squad, then yes, because if you look at our team and compare it to Inter, they are not a team that are 17 points better than us. Difference is that they have a coach that is good, but then again, Inter have a tradition of imploding as they’re proffesional bottlers. If Gattuso can get the maximum of these players remains to be seen. Winning today would be a good start.

      • I get you mahn, we definately need to up our game. Since we drop Serie a perfomamce in ucl has dropped too.

  9. I’ve just seen “Grading ACM’s signings at the halfway point of the season – by Matteo Bonetti” in, I myself agree 100% with the writter. Day by day we can easily recognize Mirabelli and Fassone are Interista, they wasted money and destroyed our loving club! Hazzz…

  10. Lovely lineup if true. Hope Hakan can continue what he’s doing so we can get more creativity up front and wont have to see more of Borini. As Hakan has been a forgotten player – i’m going to go full Galliani now – if he can play to his potential then he will be like a new signing, as we will suddenly have one more creative player up front who can alternate between Suso and Bona. Same can be said about Biglia if he can get his act together.
    Will hopefully be interesting to see how we play! Forza Milan!

  11. Swap Hakan’s position with Jack’s and the line up will be good. If Hakan plays from wide, then we should hope Rodriguez will swing those crosses cause Hakan won’t, instead he will cut inside and pass the ball.

    Loca should be tried in Kessie’s role. He needs to get minutes and Monto is seen as Biglia’s vice by Rino.

    Fassobelli have no plans for Gattuso cause if they did they would be reinforcing the team since 3-5-2 is abandoned and we need wingers under the new set-up, unless of course they manage to bring in quality wingers in Malcolm/Lazano.

  12. come on guys we need 3 points

    Plz sign the young brasilian named Lincoln dos Santos a fantastic player for the future
    Forza Milan

  13. Milan needs to play with 2 strikers. This maybe another boring game on the horizon!

    Also, Kessie badly needs a rest to recharge and regain his form.

    He’s form has dipped since the start of the season and he’s making too many poor decisions by shooting from distance instead of passing the ball.

    Gattuso needs to fix that asap. If we continue with playing 1 striker our seaaon is doomed.

    We are conceding more goals than we score and yet every coach at Milan still plays with 1 striker?

    So why are our players crossing the ball in the box to 1 guy instead of playing ball to feet in our build up play? Might as well we play 4-4-2 instead. Smh

  14. cocor yes but still you dont pay 25 miljon euro plus the wages and still we are in 10 th plase its no baby sitting its a player that can make big things .i remeber west ham didnt want rickardo kaka before we sign him and he won ballon dor……

    Thank u Ac milan my loved club for the 3 points

  15. Sebo to remind you ACM was on top form before Kaka came , there was Rui Costa and others being babysitting kaka won’t be a big deal . Now room for kids



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