Stefano Pioli is going to make some changes to the XI, with Rebić on top, flanked by Alexis and Brahim.
After beating Bodø/Glimt 3-2 in the third round of the Europa League, the Rossoneri return to Serie A and coach Pioli will reportedly be rotating the starting XI.
As reported by Sky Italia and others, Pioli is planning to start Ismaël Bennacer and Samu Castillejo on the bench, keeping them fresh for Thursday’s match against Rio Ave in the Europa League play-offs.
In the place of the Algerian, there should be Sandro Tonali. The ex-Brescia man is going to get his first start since coming to Milan and he will play alongside Franck Kessié. Tonali will be one of the double-pivots and he’ll have a chance to show his qualities after several appearances off the bench.
Instead of Samu, Pioli is apparently planning to start Brahim Díaz. The 21-year-old winger will play on the right side of the attack, with Alexis Saelemaekers and Hakan Çalhanoğlu playing behind Ante Rebić. The Croatian, who is suspended for the game against Rio Ave, will start in the place of Zlatan Ibrahimović (in COVID quarantine), leaving Lorenzo Colombo on the bench ahead of Thursday.
Probable XI (Sky): Gianluigi Donnarumma; Davide Calabria, Matteo Gabbia, Simon Kjær, Theo Hernández; Franck Kessié, Sandro Tonali; Brahim Díaz, Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Alexis Saelemaekers; Ante Rebić.