AC Milan’s personnel crisis deepens with two more injury blows before Chelsea

The hopes of Italian champions AC Milan of securing a result at Stamford Bridge this coming week have, on Saturday, been dealt a fresh pair of blows.

Stefano Pioli’s troops, of course, are currently locked in action.

In their return to proceedings on the back of the international break, the Rossoneri have made the trip to Florence, for a Serie A meeting with minnows Empoli.

And, despite creating a hatful of presentable goalscoring opportunities thus far, Milan, at the interval, remain deadlocked with their hosts.

As alluded to above, though, it is not the scoreline which represents the headline talking point with 45 minutes on the clock at The Stadio comunale Carlo Castellani.

This, instead, comes in the form of a fresh round of fitness blows suffered by the evening’s visitors.

Milan headed into Saturday’s action already sans the services of the likes of Mike Maignan, Theo Hernandez, Alessandro Florenzi and Divock Origi.

In turn, just days out from a daunting trip to west London to take on Chelsea in the Champions League, the last thing which Stefano Pioli needed was a further pile-up on the injury front.

And yet, this is precisely what the Scudetto holders have been forced to contend with.

After Alexis Saelemaekers was forced to limp out of the action with a muscular issue just beyond the half-hour mark, Davide Calabria followed suit five minutes later, in even more concerning fashion.

Both players, as a result, look altogether unlikely to be available for selection at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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