Week 10 comes quickly after the Sassuolo victory. That 2-1 victory was full of gamble and risk by the coach. Mihajlovic gambled on a 16 year old goalie and rolled the dice on a 4-3-3. That Donnarumma was only partially to blame on Sassuolo’s only goal and Cerci did relatively well doesn’t mean dropping Lopez and using an unsuitable formation was the right thing to do .
All indications are, however, that that 4-3-3 will persist for this match, despite the improved look after Luiz Adriano and Bertolacci were introduced to make it more like a 4-4-2 against Sassuolo. Further indications that the young goalkeeper will start again only increases the risk of damaging his youthful confidence.
Elsewhere on the pitch Bertolacci will likely start and Kucka or Poli dropped to the bench. There is also the likelihood of de Jong getting a start ahead of Montolivo and Zapata reclaiming his spot from Alex. If the latter two changes do happen they would be more due to fatigue and this being a midweek game.
Chievo feature two former Milan players in Valter Birsa and Alberto Paloschi. The latter has 4 goals to his name so far this season and his team sit one spot below Milan in the standings.
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