The versatile Italy defender is wary of the threat posed by the Rossoneri - even without the suspended Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
However, while a draw would be a positive result for the visitors, given that they are just one point behind their rivals at the top of the table with a game in hand, Chiellini insists that the Bianconeri have no intention of going to the Giuseppe Meazza and inviting their hosts onto them, and instead plan to impose their own game on the reigning Italian champions.
"Milan are coming off the back of a winning year and they’re showing that they’re one of the strongest teams in Europe," the 27-year-old told Sky Sport Italia.
"So there’s plenty of respect for the Rossoneri, but also a great desire to go there and dictate the game.”
Some pundits believe that the outcome of Saturday night's clash at San Siro could effectively decide the title race, but Chiellini is not attaching that level of significance to the game.
"It’s not like the Milan-Juve clash in 2005 when I believe there were three or four matches left and you felt that it would be the decisive game," he argued.
"In my opinion, whatever the result, there’s still a long way to go and anything could still happen.”
The top-of-the-table clash gets underway at 20.45CET.
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