Matteo Darmian is the favourite to start at right-wingback for Inter Milan in Monday’s Serie A derby clash with AC Milan.

Today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews, report that Darmian is ahead of Denzel Dumfries to start on the flank.

Inter coach Simone Inzaghi is naturally ready to play his strongest possible lineup on Monday.

The derby is, for all intents and purposes, Inter’s biggest match remaining this season.

The Nerazzurri have the chance to clinch the Serie A with five matches to go. That would be the first time either they or Milan have done so in a derby match.

Then there is the fact that the derby is always a hugely significant fixture for Inter and the Rossoneri.

As such, it is not as though Inzaghi will be giving any thought to squad rotation, or to bedding in any players for next season like Tajon Buchanan.

Matteo Darmian Favourite To Start For Inter In Serie A Clash Vs AC Milan

In almost every position on the pitch, there is a clear favourite to start.

Inter’s starting eleven has looked relatively settled throughout the season so far.

Both captain Lautaro Martinez and defender Benjamin Pavard are back available.

That duo had missed out on Inter’s Serie A match against Cagliari last Sunday due to suspension. However, they are back, and will certainly take the places of Alexis Sanchez and Yann Bisseck respectively.

There is one area that could be a bit of a doubt, however.

On the right flank, both Darmian and Dumfries have started quite a few matches this season.

However, the Gazzetta report, Inzaghi is in fact leaning in a particular direction.

It will likely be Italian international and former Manchester United and Parma defender Darmian who starts at right-wingback on Monday.