Serie A giants AC Milan and Roma clash at San Siro.
Last Sunday’s 2-0 defeat against Sampdoria have shaken the atmosphere at Milan with captain Bonucci and coach Montella both under criticism. Bonucci has not yet fixed the leaky defense of AC Milan and was not up to the mark in the match against Sampdoria.
Milan’s coach Montella is so determined to make Bonucci the fulcrum of the team that he risked Suso the Milan’s player of the season 2016-17 out of the starting line up and adapting to 3-5-2 for the Italian which work well for Bonucci at Juventus.
Coach Montella has called up 23-man squad for the Rossoneri’s match against Roma.
Suso expected to be benched against Roma with Andre Silva and Nikola Kalinic expected to start. Muscle injuries to full backs Luca Antonelli and Davide Calabria kick-off Milan’s injury list along with Riccardo Montolivo (hamstring), Andrea Conti (anterior cruciate ligament) and Hakan Calhanoglu (who is both suspended and injured with a contusion).
Current form: L W W W L W
Potential starting Lineup(3-5-2):Donnarumma, Bonucci, Romagnoli, Musacchio, Abate, Kessie, Biglia, Bonaventura, Rodriguez, Kalinic, Andre Silva.
Roma are hoping to build a very strong start to the season by winning all of there last four matches of the league.
Roma have begun their season on fire. Scoring ten goals and conceding only one in their last three Serie A matches proves just how impressive their performances have been, and will be hoping to exploit Milan’s defensive issues come the weekend.
Left-back Emerson is sidelined with a cruciate ligament injury, with Patrick Schick absent with a hamstring problem. Furthermore, Gregoire Defrel, Diego Perotti and Abdullahi Nura are all out with muscle injuries, and Rick Karsdorp is expected to be missing due to fatigue.
Current Form: W D W W W W
Potential Lineup(4-3-3): Becker, Florenzi, Manolas, Fazio, Kolarov, Strootman, De Rossi, Nainggolan, Under, Dzeko, El Shaarawy.