Given the match against Fiorentina on Saturday 25 November, the first match after the current break, Milan’s attack has been decimated by two official press releases published in the last few hours: the first in chronological order concerns the injury suffered by Rafael Leao (out with a grade 1 injury in Left thigh crease), while the second indicates Olivier Giroud was excluded from two matches after the direct red card against Lecce.
It is clear that both will miss the aforementioned match in the San Siro against Vincenzo Italiano’s side, as Pioli will be without two of his key strikers. So who should you deploy in the offensive department? At the moment, there are two most reliable options: the Trident that has already appeared in Cagliari, Pulisic on the left, Okafor in the middle and Chukwueze on the right, or the more classic Okafor on the left, Pulisic on the right and the former Jovic in the middle. It is also possible that Pioli may also opt to keep Pulisic ahead of Dortmund, but that is a possibility that should be considered remote given the absence of two-thirds of the starting attack.
A clear favorite
Reading the comments of the Rossoneri fans after the news of Giroud’s exclusion, the best option for Milan-Fiorentina would be the first: Pulisic on the left, Okafor in the middle and Chukwueze. And that should be the case for Pioli as well. Obviously it is still too early to make precise hypotheses for the lineup, but given Jovic’s condition and what the Serbian has shown in recent months, everything indicates that a fitter Trident will be favored who, especially in Cagliari, have already shown some excellent performances. Stuff in front of goal too.
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