Ahhh, October the month of spooks and frights and for Milan scary results. Losses to Roma and bitter rivals Inter Milan low lighted the month for the Rossoneri, but Fabio Borini was a bright spot among all the chaos. Fabio Borini, a recent addition to the squad coming over from a relegated Sunderland has been playing well for Milan since coming on as a starter in the Europa League fixture versus Rijeka, which Milan won 3-2. Fabio is deservedly the player of the month for October. Hopefully Milan can pick up on Borini’s play and turn in a strong November to be in position to challenge for the Scudetto later in the season.
So lets look at Borini’s month.
Fabio Borini came in against the aforementioned Rijeka and notched two assists and has played every game in October notably starting every game but one. He notched four assists since late September until now and has shown he can play in Serie A at a constant level. There has been talk of what is his best position, but Vincenzo Montella has seem content with using him as a winger in the 3-4-3 formation he’s been using recently. Against Chievo Verona, Borini played perhaps his best game, a great game, although it did not reflect on the stat sheet. He constantly attacked on the left side of the field and helped the team to a comfortable 4-1 win.
Borini the player is someone who has some deceptive wheels can get up the field fast and if Montella keeps the 3-4-3 formation he could be a fixture on either side of the pitch. He also is an under rated passer shown with his assists over the last month. His passing completion has been a solid 75% (WhoScored). Showing he can be good with the ball at his feet, but is a bit prone to an errant pass every now and again.
Fabio Borini is October’s player of the month and if his play continues and his teammates join him in playing well, November could be a great month for Milan and their fans.
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