Krzysztof Piatek

Atalanta vs AC Milan: Gennaro Gattuso's Best Available I Rossoneri Lineup

AC Milan will be looking to extend their unbeaten run in all competitions to six games when they travel to the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia to face Atalanta on Saturday in Serie A.

I Rossoneri were comfortable victors over Cagliari last week as strikes from Lucas Paqueta, Krzysztof Piatek and an own goal by Luca Ceppitelli secured all three points at the San Siro.

After an upturn in form in recent months for Milan, manager Gennaro Gattuso is unlikely to make too many changes to a side who are pushing for a place in next season's Champions League.

Here is how I Rossoneri could lineup against Atalanta at the weekend.

1. Goalkeepers and Defenders

Gianluigi Donnarumma (GK) - A product of Milan's youth academy, Donnarumma has made 150 appearances for the club since making his debut and is expected to feature at Atalanta on Saturday.

Davide Calabria (RB) - Having firmly established himself as I Rossoneri's starting right back this season, Calabria will be almost certain to start his 19th Serie A game of the season at the weekend.

Mateo Musacchio (CB) - An Argentina international, Musacchio joined Milan from Villarreal in 2017 and has looked to have finally settled after a difficult first season at the club. 

Alessio Romagnoli (CB) - Signed from AS Roma in 2015 for €25m, Romagnoli has been a regular in defence for Gattuso's side this season and should add to his 25 appearances in all competitions against Atalanta

Ricardo Rodriguez (LB) - One of Milan's most impressive defenders, Rodriguez's ability to offer his assistance whilst his team is on the attack makes him an invaluable member of the squad.

2. Midfielders

Franck Kessie (CM) - After impressing during his time as part of Atalanta's squad, Kessie joined Milan on a two-year loan deal in 2017 and is expected to feature against his parent club after being given permission to play by La Dea.

Tiemoue Bakayoko (CM) - Following a dismal spell at Chelsea last season, Bakayoko has shown glimpses of the form that he displayed during his time at Monaco for I Rossoneri.

Lucas Paqueta (CM) - In what was one of the biggest moves of the January transfer window in Serie A, Paqueta signed for Milan for €35m from Flamengo and scored his first goal for the club in last week's win over Cagliari.

3. Forwards

Suso (RW) - Despite his career at Liverpool failing to take off, Suso has been able to rebuild whilst playing under the guidance of Gattuso and is enjoying an impressive season having scored five goals and provided eight assists in Serie A.

Krzysztof Piatek (ST) - Relatively unknown until last year, Piatek burst onto the scene at Genoa, scoring 19 goals in 21 games before Milan signed him in January. The Polish forward has already bagged four in his first four games and will be confident that he can add to his tally at the weekend.

Hakan Calhanoglu (LW) - One of Turkey's most skilful players, Calhanoglu has been a mainstay in I Rossoneri's team this season and has set up ten goals for his teammates this season.