Monday November 8 2010
Thiago Silva and Bonera out

Milan are again likely to be without Thiago Silva and Daniele Bonera when they host Palermo on Wednesday evening.

The defensive duo, who missed the 3-2 win at Bari yesterday, are presently sidelined with injury problems.

Sources at Milanello claim that the pair will miss the midweek game in view of being ready for the weekend's Milan derby.

In the absence of both internationals, boss Massimiliano Allegri is again likely to field Mario Yepes in the middle alongside Alessandro Nesta.

The Colombian, a Bosman signing from Chievo during the summer, comported himself well at the San Nicola on Sunday afternoon.

Allegri's problems at the back don't end with Silva and Bonera though given the uncertainty over Luca Antonini.

The left-back has been suffering with a fever which may see Ignazo Abate start at right-back, with Gianluca Zambrotta fielded on the left.

Milan will also be without the suspended Gennaro Gattuso in midfield, but Kevin-Prince Boateng is back after his own ban.