Milan coach Stefano Pioli is set make 10 changes in the starting line-up from last Wednesday Champions League fixture against Napoli, La Gazzetta dello Sport report.
It is believed that only goalkeeper Mike Maignan will retain his spot against Bologna tomorrow afternoon. It will be a massive turnover which is meant to protect all of Milan’s starters ahead of the second leg of the Champions League quarter finals scheduled for Tuesday night.
Pierre Kalulu and Malick Thiaw will likely be the two centerbacks with Alessandro Florenzi playing on the right and Fode Ballo-Touré on the left.
As for the midfield, Tommaso Pobega and Aster Vranckx are the two main candidates to start the game. If so, it will be Vranckx’s first start in Serie A since he joined the Rossoneri last summer.
Divock Origi will have another chance with Olivier Giroud starting from the bench. Behind him, Pioli is considering to field Alexis Saelemaekers, Charles De Ketelaere and Ante Rebic.
The last time Milan made 10 changes in the line-up was back in 2007 against Udinese, days prior the Champions League’s final against Liverpool. They did the same in 2005 against Palermo and in 2003 against Piacenza for the same reason.
Andrea Agostinelli I GIFN