Stefano Pioli could make some changes against SPAL this coming Thursday, with Léo Duarte possibly starting as a RB.
Milan are still winless under Pioli as after the 2-2 draw with Lecce on his debut, the Rossoneri lost 2-1 to Roma on Sunday.
The Diavolo are getting ready for the match on Thursday at San Siro against SPAL (21:00 CET kickoff) and as reported by Milannews.it, Pioli has asked the players in training for more intensity and attention to detail during the game.
Antonio Vitiello of MN claims that the possibilities of Krzysztof Piątek starting on Thursday are increasing, with Rafael Leão probably benched. Meanwhile Jack Bonaventura could also start and he’s competing for a starting spot with Lucas Paquetá who continues to disappoint also under Pioli.
Another novelty could be in the right back role: Andrea Conti and Davide Calabria have both been incredibly poor this season so far, playing a direct role in many of the goals conceded by the Diavolo in this campaign. As a result, Léo Duarte, who joined in the summer from Flamengo, could start in that role. Duarte is mainly a center-back but can play on the right-hand side of the defense as well.
It also remains to be seen who will be chosen between Lucas Biglia and Ismaël Bennacer for the role of the regista. Biglia has been the main choice of both Marco Giampaolo and Pioli, but his struggles are apparent and so the summer-signing from Empoli may be given the keys in midfield.
Ricardo Rodríguez meanwhile trained separately also today and is unlikely to be fit for the SPAL game. The last training session before the game will take place tomorrow at 16:30 CEST.