Chelsea loanee Marco van Ginkel tipped to add creativity to a faltering AC Milan

Marco Van Ginkel

Italian media claim Marco van Ginkel could be handed a start against Udinese due to AC Milan's lack of creativity in the middle of the pitch.

Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel has been tipped to start for AC Milan when they play Udinese on Sunday. 

Italian newspaper Tuttosport expect the 21-year-old to make his first appearance for the club since September in order add creativity and technical ability to a below-par AC as Filippo Inzaghi waits on the injured Riccardo Montolivo. 

Van Ginkel has only made the one appearance for the Serie A side this season, in a 2-2 draw with Empoli, and came off after 31 minutes with a muscle injury.

Since his return to full-fitness, the Blues youngster has had to bide his time to impress  Inzaghi but reports suggest his time could come this Sunday when Milan host Udinese in a game that could be billed as their biggest of the season, bar the Milan derby, so far.

AC Milan sit in seventh position, one place ahead of Udinese, but have accumulated the same amount of points. 

A win for the Milan-based side could see them climb as high as fourth but a loss would be a massive blow if the teams around them were to pick up points in this weekend's games. 

Based on the statistics of his last season at full-fitness, if AC Milan are to add creativity to their side then the Chelsea man may well be the perfect player. 

In the 2012-13 season, where he spent the year on loan at Eredivisie side Vitesse, he scored 12 goals in 41 games in all competitions, assisting in a further 12 in the process. 

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