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October 16, 2010 9:30 PM IST
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza — Milano
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AC Milan - Chievo Preview: Zlatan Ibrahimovic Declared Fit As Hosts Look To Top Serie A

By Subhankar Mondal

Zlatan Ibrahimovic - Milan (Getty Images)
Team News

AC Milan

Christian Abbiati and Luca Antonini are out injured, although coach Massimiliano Allegri has declared Zlatan Ibrahimovic to be fit to play.

The coach should once again deploy a 4-3-3 formation that will feature Alexandre Pato on the right, Ibrahimovic in the centre and Ronaldinho on the left. Gennaro Gattuso, Andrea Pirlo and Clarence Seedorf are likely to be the three midfielders.

Possible Starting XI: Amelia; Abate, Nesta, Thiago Silva, Zambrotta; Gattuso, Pirlo, Seedorf; Pato, Ibrahimovic, Ronaldinho.


Luciano Siqueira and Marcos de Paula will miss the trip to Milan because of injuries. Sergio Pellissier and Davide Moscardelli will be the two strikers upfront in a 4-3-1-2 formation.

Possible Starting XI: Sorrentino; Frey, Andreolli, Mandelli, Sardo; Bentivoglio, Rigoni, Marcolini; Bogliacino; Pellissier, Moscardelli.

Claiming pole position

Milan are the only club among the top four in Serie A playing on Saturday and have a great chance to go top of the table with a victory over Chievo at San Siro.

The Rossoneri have 11 points from six matches and are just two points behind leaders Lazio, who are not in action until Sunday evening.

The San Siro giants will have an eye on midweek's action in the Champions League, when they travel to Spain to take on Real Madrid but Allegri will still be keen to garner maximum points against the Flying Donkeys.

Milan haven't made an exceptional start to the season and have looked vulnerable on several occasions, but slip-ups from their Scudetto rivals have made things better for the former Italian and European champions.

Going top again

Chievo were top of Serie A at one stage this season and are still very much in with a chance of competing for a top four place. At the moment they lie fifth in the table with 10 points from six games, one behind Milan and three off the top.

However, Stefano Pioli's side haven't won in their last two league fixtures and will need to step up their game if they foster ambition of winning in Milan.

The Rossoneri are very strong at home but, surprisingly, Chievo have shown form on their travels, having won both their games away from Verona.

For Chievo, staving off relegation should still be the ultimate aim this campaign and picking up even a point on Saturday would offer the visitors huge encouragement.

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Team News
Available Squads
32Christian AbbiatiGoalkeeper
13Alessandro NestaDefender
4Thiago SilvaDefender
19Gianluca Zambrotta Defender
3Luca AntoniniDefender
8Gennaro Ivan GattusoMidfielder
21Andrea PirloMidfielder
-C. SeedorfManager/Coach
9Alexandre PatoStriker
10Zlatan IbrahimovicStriker
1Marco AmeliaGoalkeeper
20Ignazio AbateDefender
20Mathieu FlaminiMidfielder
18Filippo InzaghiStriker
25Daniele BoneraDefender
9Kevin-Prince BoatengMidfielder
1Stefano SorrentinoGoalkeeper
12Bostjan CesarDefender
6Marco AndreolliDefender
21Nicolas Sebastien FreyDefender
22Andrea MantovaniDefender
27Luca RigoniMidfielder
21Kevin Constant Midfielder
9Simone BentivoglioMidfielder
-Mariano BogliacinoMidfielder
31Sergio PellissierStriker
-P. GranocheStriker
18Lorenzo SquizziGoalkeeper
17Bojan JokicDefender
-Davide MandelliDefender
-Michele MarcoliniMidfielder
4Gelson FernandesMidfielder
77Cyril ThereauStriker
10Davide MoscardelliStriker
Players to Watch
Andrea Pirlo
Andrea Pirlo
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 21
Games Goals YC RC
27 4 4 0
Sergio Pellissier
Sergio Pellissier
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 31
Games Goals YC RC
21 1 3 1
Probable Lineups
Christian Abbiati 32
Alessandro Nesta 13
Thiago Silva 4
Gianluca Zambrotta 19
Luca Antonini 3
Gennaro Ivan Gattuso 8
Andrea Pirlo 21
C. Seedorf 0
Alexandre Pato 9
Zlatan Ibrahimovic 10
Ronaldinho 10
Stefano Sorrentino 1
Bostjan Cesar 12
Marco Andreolli 6
Nicolas Sebastien Frey 21
Andrea Mantovani 22
Luca Rigoni 27
Kevin Constant 21
Simone Bentivoglio 9
Mariano Bogliacino 0
Sergio Pellissier 31
P. Granoche 0
Editor's Prediction
Milan 2
Chievo 0
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Carlos Tévez Carlos Tévez
18 1
Gonzalo Higuaín Gonzalo Higuaín
17 5
Rodrigo Palacio Rodrigo Palacio
15 0