Massimiliano Allegri continues to struggle with keeping key players fit: Alexandre Pato, Robinho, and Riccardo Montolivo are all out of action for AC Milan v Anderlecht, while Ignazio Abate is only fit enough for the bench. As such, Allegri has gone for a Christmas tree formation, choosing Giampaolo Pazzini, his only fit striker, alone up top.
Anderlecht line up in a 4-2-3-1 with Sacha Kljestan and Lucas Biglia in the middle. They'll miss Milan Jovanović in front due to suspension, his place taken by Dieumerci Mbokani.
AC Milan Starting Lineup (4-3-2-1): Christian Abbiati; Luca Antonini, Philippe Mexes, Daniele Bonera, Mattia De Sciglio; Antonio Nocerino, Nigel De Jong, Mathieu Flamini; Urby Emanuelson, Kevin-Prince Boateng; Giampaolo Pazzini.
Anderlecht Starting Lineup (4-2-3-1): Silvio Proto; Olivier Deschacht, Bram Nuytinck, Marcin Wasilewski, Guillaume Gillet; Sacha Kljestan, Lucas Biglia; Cheikhou Kouyate, Kanu, Massimo Bruno; Dieumerci Mbokani
Substitutes from: Thomas Kamiski, Behrang Safari, Roland Juhasz, Dennis Praet, Ronald Vargas, Oleksandr Yakovenko, Tom De Sutter