Week 33: Milan – Genoa

The offence has dried up. It is perhaps little surprise when Ibra is perpetually injured, Giroud is not exactly in his prime and the player supposed bought specifically for the senior squad – Lazetic – is not only playing for the primavera but may be loaned out for next season. Add to that Leao’s form has dropped off a cliff, to the point of ‘may be Milan should consider a sale’.

Thankfully things on the opposite side of the pitch are as solid as ever. While Milan have only scored three times in the past five matches – and only 9 in the last 10 – the team has not allowed a goal in the last 5 Serie matches – and only 4 in last 10. Divock Origi might arrive on a Bosman to bolster the offensive options but the team requires lots more.

All the while Milan still sit in first place however Inter threaten to overtake Milan as early as this Easter weekend. Milan sitting at the top this late in the season is a major surprise in itself therefore some satisfaction is warranted no matter how the season may end. But a Champions League place has always been a must.

The aforementioned solid back is led by Maignan. Calabria, Kalulu, Tomori and Hernandez have all done well. Tonali and Bennacer will continue their good form in the pivots role. Further upfront little more option exist than Saelemaekers, Leao and Giroud. Rebic has often been injured and is certainly not on form. Messias has been poor and should not be permanently signed. Diaz has been below par and may need to shorten his stay at Milan ands return to Madrid. Kessie is the most likely replacement for attacking midfielder.

Genoa sit in 19th place and will struggle to survive the drop. Alexander Blessin’s appointment early in the year will likely not be good enough for the Rossoblu.

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