Paris Saint-Germain

PSG predicted lineup vs Nantes - Ligue 1

Sean Walsh
Galtier could rotate his side
Galtier could rotate his side / EMMANUEL DUNAND/GettyImages
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Paris Saint-Germain are looking for their fifth win from their opening six games when they face Nantes on Saturday.

Christophe Galtier has made a mightily impressive start to life in the French capital, but the work is only just beginning.

They face a Nantes side who have proven a tough matchup in recent seasons and are competing in Europe themselves.

Here's who Galtier could select.


Paris Saint-Germain predicted lineup vs Nantes - Ligue 1

1. PSG (3-4-3)

GK: Keylor Navas - Now firmly PSG's backup stopper, Costa Rica legend Navas failed to seal a loan move to Napoli last month, but should come in here to give Gianluigi Donnarumma a night off.

CB: Nordi Mukiele - The summer signing has primarily been used at wing-back by Galtier this season, but could revert to centre-back as part of a backline shuffle.

CB: Marquinhos - The club captain is now into his tenth season with PSG, a true stalwart.

CB: Sergio Ramos - Presnel Kimpembe's injury could force Ramos to left centre-back, with Mukiele reverting to the Spaniard's most comfortable area instead.

RWB: Achraf Hakimi - After spending much of last season in a back four, Hakimi is flying once again at wing-back.

CM: Vitinha - The diminutive Portuguese has looked impressive early on in his PSG career following his transfer from Porto.

CM: Renato Sanches - While he hasn't quite made the same waves as his compatriot, Sanches could still yet prove to be a shrewd bit of business.

LWB: Juan Bernat - Nuno Mendes probably deserves a night off, particularly as Hakimi was rotated out of the lineup on the other flank in midweek.

RF: Lionel Messi - The legendary Argentine is back to his best and is treating Ligue 1 like a playground this term.

CF: Kylian Mbappe - Mbappe's ongoing attitude concerns - and newly raised controversies with the Pogba family - haven't derailed PSG's opening to the season.

LF: Neymar - Is the Brazilian one of the best players in the world again or is he just healthy? We probably won't know for sure until around February.

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