Tuesday September 19 2017
Montella tests new Milan formation

Milan are experimenting with a new 3-4-2-1 formation with Hakan Calhanoglu and Suso supporting Andre Silva.

The Rossoneri host new boys SPAL on Wednesday evening, click here for a match preview.

Andrea Conti and Luca Antonelli are still out of action, while Coach Vincenzo Montella confirmed Andre Silva will start in attack.

He has been working on a three-man defence, but the rest of the tactical shape has been fluid in recent weeks.

According to Sky Sport Italia, much depends on the role Calhanoglu is given, as he proved devastating as a trequartista in the 5-1 Europa League victory away to Austria Vienna.

Suso struggled playing as more of a support striker against Udinese, so Montella is trying to balance the two issues.

He’d therefore use Calhanoglu and Suso as dual trequartisti, with Ignazio Abate and Ricardo Rodriguez on the wings.

Calhanoglu would be tasked with tracking back when off the ball to help the midfield.

It is essentially Carlo Ancelotti’s old Christmas Tree formation, but with a more slender trunk.

Milan (probable): Donnarumma; Musacchio, Bonucci, Romagnoli; Abate, Kessie, Biglia, Rodriguez; Suso, Calhanoglu, Andre Silva