Paris Saint-Germain welcome Lorient to the Parc des Princes on Friday evening to kick off the Ligue 1 weekend. Laurent Blanc’s side will look to return to winning ways after last Sunday’s defeat to Girondins de Bordeaux but are without a whole host of players.
Here is how we expect PSG to line up against Lorient as they look to overtake league leaders Olympique Lyonnais:
GK- Salvatore Sirigu
The Italian goalkeeper will need to do better than he did against Bordeaux, at least when it comes to organising his defenders.
RB- Gregory van der Wiel
Defensively questionable and offensively stunted against Bordeaux, he is fortunate that Serge Aurier is still out of action.
CB- Zoumana Camara
Overwhelmed against Bordeaux after coming on, the veteran stopper will look to impose himself early but may be troubled by Jordan Ayew’s acceleration.
CB- Thiago Silva
Lorient’s attack-confident after beating Evian-will look to expose the cracks between Silva and Camara-a real test for the captain.
Should be a safe pair of hands following Lucas Digne’s hapless display against Bordeaux, will likely be buoyed after having signed a new contract.