The moment that Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva were sold this summer to Paris Saint Germain the worry that AC Milan had thrown away the chance at a true fightback to the top of the Italian Serie A was in full swing.
Without the central rock of the their defense and the all around dynamo of their attack, the outlook has appeared bleak.
However, there is much to hope for with a talented young attack mixed with youthful but experienced midfielders and defenders who are continuing to look better and better as a unit each week.
Despite a record of two wins and three losses and a current 10th place position in the table, the coming months only look like an opportunity for the club to prove themselves as good as the statistics, and not as their results have proven.
All statistics thanks to espnsoccernet.com.