Stefano Pioli vows not to field this player who struggled in first leg. See who he plans to unleash against Chelsea

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Barcelona loanee Sergiño Dest disappointed for AC Milan against Chelsea last week and is not expected to start in tonight’s clash at the San Siro.

Speaking ahead of the game, Milan boss Stefano Pioli was asked about Dest who has started his Milan career similar to the one of Diogo Dalot who slowly became a starter during his one-year spell at Milan in 2020-21.

“I don’t know if they can be compared,” the Rossoneri boss admitted.

“Dest was accustomed to a different style, he needs time to adapt, but I believe in his qualities. His moment will come soon.”

Pioli also revealed that he’s planning on unleashing star man Rafael Leao against Chelsea, with Chelsea defender Wesley Fofana to miss the game.

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Pioli said: “Leao continues to be an important player for our attacking phase and is decisive.

“We only played three games in the Champions League but it is right to expect important performances from a player with his qualities and his talent.”