Milan make three changes to the side that defeated Fiorentina 3-2 before the international break: Dalot, Tonali and Diaz are replaced by Castillejo, Bennacer and Krunic.
SUBS: Nicola Ravaglia, Jakub Jankto, Mehdi Leris, Maya Yoshida, Antonino La Gumina, Valerio Verre, Karlo Letica, Kristoffer Askildsen, Gaston Ramirez, Vasco Regini, Keita, Alex Ferrari.
SAMPDORIA (4-4-2): Emil Audero; Bartosz Bereszynski, Lorenzo Tonelli, Omar Colley, Tommaso Augello; Antonio Candreva, Morten Thorsby, Adrien Silva, Mikkel Damsgaard; Fabio Quaqliarella, Manolo Gabbiadini.
SUBS: Diogo Dalot, Matteo Gabbia, Antonio Donnarumma, Jens Hauge, Ciprian Tatarusanu, Soualiho Meite, Sandro Tonali, Pierre Kalulu Kyatengwa, Ante Rebic.
MILAN (4-2-3-1): Gianluigi Donnarumma; Alexis Saelemaekers, Simon Kjaer, Fikayo Tomori, Theo Hernandez; Ismael Bennacer, Franck Kessie; Samu Castillejo, Hakan Calhanoglu, Rade Krunic; Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Sampdoria, meanwhile, are in a respectable 10th place – but with just one win in their last six games (a victory over Torino last time out) they’ll be hoping to shock Milan and arrest their recent slide.
Hello and welcome to live commentary of this Serie A fixture between Milan and Sampdoria. The hosts enter this one in second, with an outside chance of catching Inter in first: they’re six points off top having played an extra game, and they’ll be hoping to chip into this gap with a win today.