AC Milan who have struggled with all sorts of problem are now going through a very though times with Higuain not included in the next 2 fixtures. It will be very hard for Milan to fight for the fourth spot. Milan have already lost many key players for the likes of Biglia, Bonaventura, Caldara, Romagnoli, Mussachio and Strinic due to injuries. With Calhanoglu, Kessie and Calabria not 100% fit.
Milan are going through a disaster where nothing seems to be going right. Gattuso will be looking to play with a 3 man defence with only just one CB, Zapata. Since there is shortage of quality defence, Rodriguez and Abate have to play in the back three. Which would allow Laxalt to start from the very first whistle on the left and Calabria on the right.
However the problem is that neither of Calabria or Abate can play in the back 3 or in the mid comfortably, so Conti’s presence is essential. Conti just like RR and Laxalt can play comfortably on both positions. Laxalt and RR have been playing with 3 men defence for their national team which would be good for Milan.
Moreover playing 3 games a week will knacker out the fullbacks so Conti and Castillejo can be used as the backup in the mid flank.