A report has speculated that Stefano Pioli could send Charles De Ketelaere to the bench for Saturday’s game against Juventus at San Siro.
MilanNews writes how De Ketelaere was among the players who received the most criticism after the defeat at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea last night as he still appears to be a long way from the player who did great things with Club Brugge last season.
It may well have been his worst performance in a Milan shirt so far but potentially came in the most difficult game. Pioli is giving him a lot of confidence as he has started 7 out of 11 games played so far across Serie A and the Champions League, but there is a question to be answered in view of the Juventus game.
De Ketelaere will certainly have a great desire for redemption after the disappointing performance in London and for this reason he could have an extra boost to do well against the Bianconeri, while ‘punishing’ him by dropping him could then bring him down on a psychological level.
At the same time, the Belgian is struggling and with a result absolutely needed, a change in that area of the pitch could be what it takes to give new life to the attack with Brahim Diaz the most obvious candidate, or Rade Krunic if Junior Messias were back and started on the right.