The Serie A leaders will welcome the relegation candidates to San Siro on Sunday, with both teams missing key players through injury and suspension
Abate, Bonera, Thiago Silva, Mesbah
Nocerino, Van Bommel, Muntari
Oddo, Carrozzieri, Esposito
Blasi, Obodo, Giacomazzi, Bertolucci, Brivio
Daniele Bonera will partner Thiago Silva in the centre of defence for Milan on Sunday as Alessandro Nesta is injured and Philippe Mexes is serving the second match of his three-game suspension.
Rossoneri coach Massimiliano Allegri will not be able to call on the services of midfielders Alexander Merkel, Rodney Strasser, Clarence Seedorf and Kevin-Prince Boateng.
Alexander Pato is still nursing a thigh injury and will not feature, while Gennaro Gattuso is not quite ready to return in a starting role.
Lecce boss Serse Cosmi will be forced to watch the match from the stands as he will serve a touchline ban. The same goes for David Di Michele, Nenad Tomovic and Gennaro Delvecchio who are also banned.
Carlos Grossmuller, Juan Cuadrado and Edward Ofere will also be unavailable in the Salentini’s quest to upset the league leaders. Valeri Bojinov will deputise for Di Michele up front.
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- AC Milan have conceded only three goals in their last 10 Serie A matches at San Siro and have outscored their opponents 22-3 during that span.
- The Rossoneri have scored a league-high 53 goals this term and have 10 to their name in their last four matches.
- Allegri’s men have kept the most clean sheets so far this season (13).
- Lecce are currently riding a five-game unbeaten streak (W2, D3).
- Cosmi’s men have suffered only one loss in their last four encounters away from the Via del Mare
- Lecce blew a 3-0 first-half lead and lost 4-3 to Milan in their first meeting of the 2011-12 campaign.