Paris Saint-Germain

PSG predicted lineup vs Reims - Ligue 1

Max Parsons
Pochettino has a host of stars at his disposal
Pochettino has a host of stars at his disposal / Xavier Laine/GettyImages
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Paris Saint-Germain are back in Ligue 1 action on Sunday night, hosting Reims at the Parc des Princes.

Mauricio Pochettino's side beat Brest 2-0 last time out, although that followed yet another dreary performance in which they drew 1-1 with Lyon. Contradicting their disappointing collective performances this campaign, however, the Parisians currently hold an 11-point lead at the Ligue 1 summit.

Two wins in a row should be inevitable as they host a Reims side hovering slightly above the relegation battle. Here's how PSG could line up on the night...


1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Marquinhos
Crucial to PSG / John Berry/GettyImages

Gianluigi Donnarumma (GK) - Returned from a Covid-19-enforced absence to keep a clean sheet last time out, and should retain his spot.

Thilo Kehrer (RB) - With goals in consecutive games, Kehrer is flying at the moment.

Marquinhos (CB) - A PSG lineup wouldn't be complete without the Brazilian centre-back, who is consistently the model of stoicism for the Parisians.

Presnel Kimpembe (CB) - Sergio Ramos is returning to fitness, but Kimpembe should be afforded a fourth consecutive Ligue 1 start.

Nuno Mendes (LB) - With Juan Bernat doubtful, Mendes' inclusion should be certain - especially considering his current form.

2. Midfielders

Marco Verratti
Such a glorious player to watch / John Berry/GettyImages

Georginio Wijnaldum (CM) - Really doesn't look to be enjoying his football at the moment, but he seems to be a first-choice option for Pochettino.

Leandro Paredes (CM) - His future is currently a little uncertain, but his grit at the heart of the team is a hallmark of the PSG side.

Marco Verratti (CM) - Six yellow cards in his previous ten appearances - including in each of his previous three outings - shouldn't detract you from the creative brilliance he's occasionally displayed of late.

3. Forwards

Lionel Messi, Leo Messi
Lionel Messi could return to action here / John Berry/GettyImages

Angel Di Maria (RW) - Came back from a bout of Covid-19 in PSG's victory over Brest kast time out, and should be in line for another start here.

Lionel Messi (CF) - Back in training and, hopefully, back in the starting XI for a first appearance since the winter break ended.

Kylian Mbappe (LW) - With eight goals and five assists in his previous ten appearances across all competitions, PSG's talisman is a guaranteed starter.


You can read 90min's full preview of the match here.

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