Paquetá is not 100% and may not be able to play against Parma, Jack and Çalhanoğlu could both start

Lucas Biglia before Milan-Napoli at Stadio San Siro on November 23, 2019. (

Lucas Paquetá may be forced to sit out of Sunday’s game, while Rade Krunić is competing with Franck Kessié for a spot.

Milan have a match comping up against Parma at Stadio Ennio Tardini on Sunday afternoon (15:00 CET) and Stefano Pioli needs to decide on his starting XI.

Hakan Çalhanoğlu and Ismaël Bennacer are both back after serving one game out due to suspension and they are both expected to play from the start.

Çalhanoğlu usually plays in the left winger position under Pioli, but according to Sky Italia, he may be fielded further back in midfield against Parma, with Giacomo Bonaventura occupying the spot alongside Suso and Krzysztof Piątek, who is ahead of Rafael Leão in the race for a starting place.

Lucas Paquetá meanwhile, is not 100% fit to play and Sky claims that he may not be able to compete on Sunday. This leaves the remaining space in midfield to be occupied by one of Franck Kessié and Rade Krunić, with the Ivory Coast man being the slight favorite at the moment.

Andrea Conti is expected to start again in the right back role with Davide Calabria on the bench. The rest of the defense will of course remain the same.

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Gbenga AJOSE

Paquetá not 100% fit and Calhanoglu in the mildfield. Hnmmmmm…