Pioli reportedly set to rotate against Sassuolo: Origi to start in attack, Pobega and Gabbia in the starting XI

Divock Origi during training at Milanello. (@acmilan.com)

Milan will make changes for Tuesday’s game, with a completely different attack compared to last night.

Pioli has stated that this season there are not 11 fixed starters and he will need everyone as there are many games in short succession this year due to the World Cup in the winter.

After beating Bologna 2-0 at Stadio San Siro last night, Milan got back to training at Milanello today, and according to Sky Italia, Pioli has rotation in his mind ahead of Tuesday’s game against Sassuolo (18:30 CET), which comes before the Derby della Madonnina and Matchday 1 of the Champions League.

Mike Maignan will remain in goal, but Alessandro Florenzi is expected to take Davide Calabria’s place, with Matteo Gabbia playing alongside one of Fikayo Tomori and Pierre Kalulu, and Theo Hernández on the left. In midfield, Ismaël Bennacer will rest, and Sandro Tonali will play with Tommaso Pobega.

The attack should be completely different compared to the Bologna game: Alexis Saelemaekers is said to be ready to take the place of Junior Messias, with Brahim Díaz and Ante Rebić allowing Charles De Ketelaere and Rafael Leão to catch their breath. Up front, Divock Origi is expected to get his first start of the season, playing in the spot of Olivier Giroud, who scored last night.

Rade Krunić and Zlatan Ibrahimović remain unavailable for the game through injuries.

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Rebic and Origi got injured?

Dan Ban

Yep. Things will get complicated because we have inter and then champions League in quick succession.
Leao and Giroud playing tomorrow means they will be tired for the derby or the champions game. Ugh