Big-match at San Siro today. At 15:00, AC Milan host Serie A contenders Napoli in a game of tremendous importance for the ambitions of both teams.
In front of the usual Gigio Donnarumma, coach Gattuso is forced to make two changes due to the absence of captain Bonucci (suspended) and Alessio Romagnoli (injured), Cristian Zapata and Mateo Musacchio will play in the middle of the defense while the quartet will be completed by Davide Calabria and Ricardo Rodriguez, on the right and left respectively.
In midfield, no changes compared to the last game, Lucas Biglia – who today will be captain – will act in front of the defense, with Giacomo Bonaventura and Franck Kessie on his side. Rino confirms the usual 4-3-3 deployment with Suso on the right and Hakan Calhanoglu on the left.
Regarding the role of the centre forward Mr. Gattuso, at today’s press conference, reported that all three strikers are doing well. At the moment, Portuguese 22 year old Andre Silva seems to be ahead of Patrick Cutrone and Kalinic. The Croatian scored the only goal of the Rossoneri in Milan-Sassuolo but is expected to start from the bench today.
AC MILAN (4-3-3): G. Donnarumma; Calabria, Musacchio, Zapata, Rodriguez; Kessié, Biglia, Bonaventura; Suso, André Silva (Kalinic), Calhanoglu.
NAPOLI (4-3-3): Reina; Maggio, Albiol, Koulibaly, Hysaj; Rog (Allan), Jorginho, Hamsik; Callejon, Mertens, Insigne.