AC Milan travel to face Empoli following the end of the international break with Stefano Pioli grappling with an injury crisis.
Mike Maignan and Theo Hernandez are out with injury. Ante Rebic has been called up for the game but will be on the bench while Divock Origi is still not available.
Empoli’s players have been well rested over the break and will be looking to pick up their second win on the trot in the campaign.
The frontline will look familiar but there is a growing concern that Olivier Giroud is being overworked and is at risk of an injury.
There will be a massive expectation on the shoulders of Ballo-Toure to replace Hernandez in this game and to support Leao going forward. He needs to show he is deserving of minutes and can be useful to Pioli.
Expected Line Up (4-2-3-1): Tatarusanu, Calabria (Kalulu), Kjaer, Tomori, Ballo-Toure, Pobega, Tonali, Saelemaekers, De Ketelaere, Leao, Giroud.