Week 17: Salernitana – Milan

Salernitana – Milan Friday December 22 2023 20:45CET

A relatively easy week 16 3-0 win against Monza was a positive and arguably the Europa League match up vs Rennes is too. Before Milan faces off against the struggling French team in February there are Serie A and, soon, Coppa Italia matches to take care of.

Finding a fix for the injury struggles would aid Milan even more than the rumoured January reinforcements. Several names like Jonathan David, Juan Miranda and Serhou Guirassy are mentioned, many likely not very realistic but that’s for later. For now however, Milan are without Kalulu, Thiaw and Pobega until well into the new year with Okafor and Musah hoping to be back soon. Kjaer is slated for a return to the center of defense leaving Theo to return to return to his natural left back spot. Tomori and a returning from suspension Calabria will complete the back four. Bennacer will start in a middle three with Reijnders and Loftus-Cheek around him. The more regular Pulisic, Giroud, Leo forward three should be the for this pre-Christmas Friday match.

Pippo took over the Salernitana team and they remain bottom of the Serie A table having lost their latest three match. Despite this Milan would be wise to watch out for one the team’s old foes in Antonio Candreva.

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