Paris Saint-Germain

PSG predicted lineup vs Lille - Ligue 1

Craig Vickers
The pressure is growing on Pochettino
The pressure is growing on Pochettino / Catherine Steenkeste/GettyImages
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PSG travel to face Lille in Ligue 1 action as Mauricio Pochettino's men aim to put their disappointment in the Coupe de France behind them.

Les Parisiens were dumped out of the competition on penalties to Nice at home in midweek after 18-year-old Xavi Simons fluffed his lines with the decisive spot-kick.

The defeat has heightened the scrutiny on Pochettino's position as manager, and he will be keen to lay down a marker this weekend with performances not quite reflecting the dominant nature of their league standing this season.

Here's how PSG could line up.


PSG predicted lineup vs Lille - Ligue 1

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Achraf Hakimi
PSG have missed Hakimi's presence / John Berry/GettyImages

Gianluigi Donnarumma (GK) - The Italian will be hoping to nail down a starting berth after duking it out with Keylor Navas this season.

Achraf Hakimi (RB) - Hakimi's presence has been sorely missed while he has been absent on international duty.

Marquinhos (CB) - A consistent performer for the runaway league leaders, although his central defensive partner has changed more than the weather this season.

Presnel Kimpembe (CB) - The Frenchman will hope to impress in the absence of Sergio Ramos this weekend.

Nuno Mendes (LB) - Impressed in midweek and was one of the few PSG players who could emerge from the defeat with credit.

2. Midfielders

Marco Verratti
Verratti on the ball / Catherine Steenkeste/GettyImages

Leandro Paredes (CM) - Controls the tempo of PSG's play, capable of injecting pace with his eye for a pass.

Marco Verratti (CM) - Pochettino will be hoping the Italian is over his injury concerns.

Ander Herrera (CM) - Often the subject of criticism from PSG fans for his lack of influence in games.

3. Forwards

Lionel Messi
Messi converts his penalty / Catherine Steenkeste/GettyImages

Lionel Messi (RW) - Made his return from a Covid-19 infection in the midweek penalty shootout defeat.

Mauro Icardi (ST) - PSG's style of play isn't best suited to his strengths and he has struggled for the majority of this campaign.

Kylian Mbappe (LW) - PSG's star man this season, providing goals and assists aplenty.

Check out 90min's full preview for Lille vs PSG here.

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