Paris Saint-Germain face Ligue 1 champions Lille at the Parc des Princes on Friday, aiming to extend their lead at the top of the league to 10 points.
Lille’s defense of their title has proven to be regrettable, with the club bankrupted by financial problems to lose a beat earlier this season.
PSG, however, have no trouble searching ahead of this match, with numerous selection problems haunting the thinking of head coach Mauricio Pochettino.
Kylian Mbappé is out after suffering an illness in recent days, while Lionel Messi is in doubt due to muscle problems. Given that Mauro Icardi has had a tumultuous couple of weeks on a personal level, there are doubts about how the attack will be staged.
Neymar, who has just one goal under his belt this season, is expected to step up after a disappointing start to the season, while Ángel Di María is another sure starter.
There are also problems in midfield. Marco Verratti will be out for four to six weeks due to injury, while Leandro Paredes will also be absent. Gini Wijnaldum will have a chance to win after a slow start to the season in Paris. Danilo Pereira could appear once more.
Meanwhile, on defense, Achraf Hakimi is suspended after being sent off during last weekend’s goalless draw against Marseille. Thilo Kehrer and Colin Dagba will compete to play on the right of defense, while Nuno Mendes is expected to get the nod on the left. Marquinhos and Presnel Kimpembe should remain in the center as there are still no signs that Sergio Ramos could make his debut.
The goalkeeping rotation will continue, with Gianluigi Donnarumma taking the place of Keylor Navas, who has started the last two games for the Parisians.
Possible lineup of PSG against Lille