Stefano Pioli is going to rest some of the tired players and give space to Sandro Tonali, Rade Krunić, Rafael Leão, Brahim Díaz and Lorenzo Colombo.
Coach Pioli admitted in today’s press conference ahead of the Spezia match (Sunday at San Siro at 18:00 CEST) that “some players are very tired having played so many matches in such short period.”
As reported by Sky Sport’s Manuele Baiocchini on Saturday evening, there will be big changes in the XI of Milan compared to the 11 that played from the start against Rio Ave.
As a matter of fact, Pioli is apparently planning five changes: both Franck Kessié and Ismaël Bennacer will not start, with Rade Krunić and Sandro Tonali taking their places. In attack, three changes are planned: Alexis Saelemaekers is the only ‘survivor’ with the rest being benched/rested.
Lorenzo Colombo will start in the place of Daniel Maldini, while behind him – in addition to Alexis – there will be Brahim Díaz in the role of Hakan Çalhanoğlu and Rafael Leão on the left.
Probable XI (Sky): Gianluigi Donnarumma; Davide Calabria, Simon Kjær, Matteo Gabbia, Theo Hernández; Sandro Tonali, Rade Krunić; Alexis Saelemaekers, Brahim Díaz, Rafael Leão; Lorenzo Colombo.