PSG vs Rennes

PSG vs Rennes : Neymar will be missing after sustaining a foot injury in the 2-0 Coupe de France win over Strasbourg. Estimates vary wildly as to how long he could be out for, with anything from eight days to six months estimated.

Marco Verratti is still sidelined while Presnel Kimpembe and Layvin Kurzawa are also doubts, though the former is expected to make it.

Rotation will take place in the side, with Kylian Mbappe set to start after he was left out to rest in midweek.

Adrien Rabiot is back training with the first team again but will continue to be frozen out of action due to his contract uncertainty. Dani Alves, therefore, could continue in the centre of the park.

Possible PSG starting XI: Buffon; Meunier, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Bernat; Diaby, Dani Alves, Draxler, Di Maria; Mbappe, Cavani

PSG vs Rennes : French Ligue 1

Star man Ismaila Sarr missed the midweek Coupe de France win over Saint-Pryve Saint-Hilaine due to tooth trouble but should be back in the fold for this encounter.

Similarly, Hatem Ben Arfa can expect to feature against his former club and will feel he has a point to prove in this match.

Abdoulaye Diallo, Rennes’ first-choice keeper, is set to miss out along with left-backs Ramy Bensebaini and Ludovic Baal. Midfielder James Lea-Siliki filled in there last week but a debut could be handed to Souleyman Doumbia.

Jakob Johansson is missing.

Romain Danze and Rafik Guitane remain long-term absentees.

Possible Rennes starting XI: Koubek; Traore, Mexer, Da Silva, Doumbia ; Sarr, Grenier, Andre, Bourigeaud ; Ben Arfa, Niang

The Stade Rennes coach is confident his side can hurt the PSGians. Although they lost some games, the experience gained will be vital. As they say, anyone can beat anyone on their day and this holds true for the PSG too.

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