Sky are predicting via MilanNews.it that Stefano Pioli will actually stick with Piatek over Zlatan Ibrahimovic for the Sampdoria fixture today. Secondly, Pioli looks likely to snub Franck Kessie and Lucas Paqueta for Rade Krunic in the midfield. AC Milan will look to runaway with three points from the 17th placed side.
An earlier report suggested that Ibrahimovic and Paqueta would get the nod but this seems to have changed over the past 24 hours. Davide Calabria is also being pipped to start over Andrea Conti at right back.
AC Milan and Italian Football Links
- Piatek Turns Down Multiple Offers To Leave AC Milan. [AC Milan Offside]
- Milan gets positive response from Todibo over switch from Barcelona. [Sempre Milan]
- Andrea Belotti brace sinks AS Roma as Torino climb to ninth. [Football Italia]
- Genoa enjoy huge win over Sassuolo as Nicola brings optimism. [Football Italia]
- Mario Balotelli scores as Brescia lose to Lazio but faces racist chants again. [Calcio Mercato]
World Football Links
- Wayne Rooney's Derby County dump Crystal Palace out of the FA Cup. [BBC]
- Liverpool beat Everton 1-0 in the FA Cup with their second team. [The Guardian]
- Chelsea win but Tottenham Hotspur held in the FA Cup. [Sky Sports]
- Villareal beaten by Real Sociedad 2-1 in La Liga battle. [Super Sport]
- Marseille win on penalties to advance in the French Cup. [Super Sport]