Riccardo Montolivo, linked with the Rossoneri in the summer, starts in the centre of the pitch for the ViolaMassimiliano Allegri has decided to include veteran midfielder Clarence Seedorf in the starting XI and the ex-Real Madrid man is expected to support attackers Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Robinho against Fiorentina.
At the back, Luca Antonini is prefered at left-back to Taye Taiwo, while Alessandro Nesta and Thiago Silva form the heart of the defence.
For the hosts, Stevan Jovetic, back from his long-term injury, has not been named as a starter or on the bench by new coach Delio Rossi as Alessio Cerci and Alberto Gilardino lead the attack, while Cesare Natali is replaced by Matija Nastasic at the back.
Fiorentina: Boruc; De Silvestri, Gamberini, Nastasic, Pasqual; Behrami, Montolivo, Munari, Lazzari; Gilardino, Cerci
Subs: Neto, Romulo, Camporese, Kharja, Salifu, Babacar, Santiago Silva
AC Milan: Abbiati; Abate, Nesta, Thiago Silva, Antonini; Aquilani, Ambrosini, Nocerino, Seedorf; Ibrahimovic, Robinho
Subs: Roma, Bonera, Yepes, Van Bommel, Emanuelson, Pato, Inzaghi
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