Super Eagles star Chukwueze to get rare chance as AC Milan plan to bench stars in Serie A this weekend

Samuel Chukwueze was in fine form against Genoa. (Photo Credit: Imago)

Super Eagles star Chukwueze to get rare chance as AC Milan plan to bench stars in Serie A this weekend

Ayoola Kelechi 23:59 - 10.05.2024

Samuel Chukwueze is reportedly set for a rare start for AC Milan as the Rossoneri plan to field a second string squad against Cagliari

Nigeria’s Samuel Chukwueze is set for a rare Serie A start as AC Milan manager Stefano Pioli is set to shake up his starting lineup for the upcoming Serie A clash against Cagliari. 

Reports suggest that several key players, including Rafael Leao, Theo Hernandez, Fikayo Tomori, and Davide Calabria, are poised to be benched for the match at San Siro on Saturday. This rotation strategy comes as Milan aims to manage player fatigue and keep the squad fresh for the remaining fixtures of the season.

Chukwueze's rare opportunity

With some regular starters expected to sit out, this presents a rare chance for Super Eagles star Chukwueze to showcase his talents on the field.

Samuel Chukwueze || Imago
Samuel Chukwueze || Imago

Chukwueze, known for his electrifying pace and dribbling skills, could find himself flanking Olivier Giroud alongside Christian Pulisic in what promises to be an intriguing attacking lineup for Milan. The Nigerian winger will be eager to make the most of this opportunity and leave a lasting impression on Pioli and the Milan faithful.

Cagliari's Absentees and Returns

Meanwhile, Cagliari will be without the services of suspended players Tommaso Augello and Gianluca Gaetano, weakening their squad for the challenging encounter against Milan.

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However, coach Claudio Ranieri will welcome back Nicolas Viola, providing a boost to the visiting team as they aim to secure a positive result against Milan. Ranieri will be looking to capitalise on Milan's squad rotation and exploit any vulnerabilities in their lineup to clinch a crucial victory for his relegation threatened side.