Missing Players and team news:
Recent analysis in the Italian media highlighted that Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo has used 34 different lineups in his debut season, with personnel and formations being switched around on a weekly basis. The former Milan midfield maestro will be delighted to add to that number on Sunday, nonetheless, if winger Federico Chiesa is able to overcome a thigh problem to be involved at some stage – after narrowly missing out on a return to action last week. Promising central defender Merih Demiral may return to the bench too, as his thigh injury has now healed. With an almost fully-fit squad to choose from, then, Pirlo is expected to bring Adrien Rabiot back into the starting XI – perhaps at Weston McKennie’s expense – with Alvaro Morata in line to replace the still struggling Paulo Dybala alongside Cristiano Ronaldo up front. Milan, meanwhile, have a similarly fit and available squad, as only Daniel Maldini is expected to be missing from Stefano Pioli’s selection through injury and Samu Castillejo is ruled out due to a suspension for yellow-card accumulation. Having found the target just once in his last seven matches, veteran target man Zlatan Ibrahimovic – who recently signed a contract extension that will keep him at the club beyond his 40th birthday – will lead the line for the visitors, with Rafael Leao having to see off competition from Ante Rebic in the supporting trio behind him. At the back, Alessio Romagnoli could come into the side for either one of recent centre-back pairing Fikayo Tomori and Simon Kjaer.