Milan decimated for Chelsea and Juventus clashes

Milan have a massive injury crisis going into the big games against Chelsea and Juventus, with added problems for the Champions League meaning they could have only 14-15 senior outfield players.

The Rossoneri fought back for a dramatic stoppage-time 3-1 victory away to Empoli last night, a game that had three goals scored after the 90th minute by the two clubs.

It also saw Davide Calabria stretchered off with a suspected hamstring strain that could keep him out until after the break for the World Cup, while Simon Kjaer had a right thigh issue and Alexis Saelemaekers sprained his knee.

That was the last thing coach Stefano Pioli needed, as he was already missing Mike Maignan, Junior Messias and Theo Hernandez, Divock Origi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Alessandro Florenzi.

Of those players, the only ones who might possibly be able to recover for Chelsea midweek are Messias and Origi.

The problem in the Champions League is compounded by the fact Milan have a limited squad list due to the lack of Italian and homegrown players.

They were forced to leave off Ciprian Tatarusanu, Aster Vranckx, Malick Thiaw, Yacine Adli, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Ibrahimovic.

That was changed with Tatarusanu coming in for Maignan, seeing as the France international will be out until the group phase has concluded after picking up a calf strain in the Nations League.

It all means Milan should go to London on Wednesday with only 14-15 senior outfield players available.

3 Comments on “Milan decimated for Chelsea and Juventus clashes”

  1. Milan have a limited squad list due to the lack of Italian and homegrown players.’
    I hope this is a clear signal to all serie A teams. Start building your team with a solid base of italian and homegrown players and buy some additional foreign player who actually contribute the team instead of buying a complete squad of random players from all over the world.

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