During this break, and before the return to Serie A league fixtures, Stefano Pioli is making the most of this period to evaluate the condition of his players and see their levels. It is also a good opportunity to study tactical ideas for the lineup.
According to what is reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport, Pioli is indeed studying a 3-man-midfield with the use of Franck Kessié, Sandro Tonali, and Ismael Bennacer.
This tactical plan for the midfield is tempting coach Stefano Pioli because the three mentioned players already complement each other. Ismael Bennacer would play in front of the defence while Bakayoko and Tonali play on the sides.
This idea is also supported by the fact that this year, the coach can boast an abundance never seen before in the midfield, thanks to Krunic’s stay and Bakayoko’s arrival.