AC Milan will clash heads with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge this Wednesday night as they look to earn a good result on their travels in the UEFA Champions League. The Milan giants managed to secure a 3-1 win away at Empoli recently which will keep them in high spirits ahead of this European clash in midweek.
Stefano Pioli will set his side up in a 4-2-3-1 formation and could make a few changes to his first XI for this game. Pierre Kalulu and Rade Krunic will play from the start in this match as Pioli looks to find the winning formula for this away fixture in Europe.
4-2-3-1 AC Milan Predicted Lineup To Face Chelsea
Ciprian Tătăruşanu will feature in between the sticks for the Blues after he shipped in one goal in his last outing. Fikayo Tomori will resume his defensive partnership with Pierre Kalulu at the centre of Milan’s backline as they try to keep things tidy at the back during the 90 minutes.
Sergino Dest will be a nailed-on starter at right-back while Fodé Ballo-Touré fills in on the other flank as the left-back. Both of them will get the license to get forward and express themselves in the Chelsea half.
Mike Maignan and Simon Kjaer will both be sidelined for this game due to injuries. However, Malick Thiaw will be named on the bench as he provides cover for the centre-back positions.
Ismael Bennacer and Sandro Tonali will anchor the midfield for Pioli’s side as they focus on making life difficult for the opposition at the centre of the park.
The talented trio of Rafael Leao, Charles De Ketelaere and Rade Krunic will operate just ahead of them as part of Milan’s attack. Leao managed to get his name on the scoresheet last weekend which will give them a confidence boost ahead of this clash on the road.
Krunic has to find a way to get in behind the Chelsea backline so that they can engineer some cleat-cut chances inside the opponent’s penalty area.
Brahim Diaz and Ante Rebić will be available for selection on the bench as they wait for their chance to make an impact in the second 45 minutes if required.
Olivier Giroud will lead the charge for the Milan giants up top. The French striker will have to carry most of the goal-scoring workload for AC Milan on the attacking end of the pitch.