PSG's predicted lineup to face AS Monaco this Friday

Nordi Mukiele (L) of Paris Saint-Germain FC in action next...
Nordi Mukiele (L) of Paris Saint-Germain FC in action next... / Nicolò Campo/GettyImages

Ahead of the PSG vs. AS Monaco match, the probable line-ups for both teams are becoming evident. On the Parisian side, Warren Zaire-Emery is ruled out until the end of the year, while Marquinhos will be sidelined for ten days due to an injury.

Following the international break, PSG hosts AS Monaco on Friday at Parc des Princes for the 13th round of Ligue 1. Paris hasn't been spared from injuries during this break: Warren Zaire-Emery suffered a moderate right ankle sprain and will be out until the end of the year, while Marquinhos, with a hamstring injury, will be unavailable for ten days.

For this match, Luis Enrique, having seen the return of the previously injured Danilo Pereira and Presnel Kimpembe in recent days, is forced to alter his defensive plans. With Marquinhos' probable absence, the Spanish coach might utilize the return of the Portuguese player to feature him in central defense. Otherwise, Lucas Hernandez could move to the central axis, his preferred position, with Nordi Mukiele taking up the left-back position.

In midfield, Manuel Ugarte, suspended for Uruguay's match against Bolivia, is expected to join Fabian Ruiz and Vitinha or Kang-In Lee in a left-sided midfield role. Upfront, Mbappe, who was on the bench on Tuesday with France, is obviously expected to start alongside Ousmane Dembele and Randal Kolo Muani, who scored a goal against Greece, or Goncalo Ramos.

  • PSG's predicted lineup vs. AS Monaco: Donnarumma – Hakimi, Skriniar, L. Hernandez (or Danilo), Mukiele (or L. Hernandez) – Fabian, Ugarte, Vitinha (or Lee) – Dembele, Kolo Muani (or Ramos), Mbappe.

AS Monaco, with its 17 internationals, has opted to conduct today's training in the capital to prevent the called-up players from passing through Paris and then heading to Monaco. Adi Hutter has announced the inclusion of Mohammed Salisu, who underwent surgery for a pubalgia in September, in the squad, without specifying if he will start or not. According to L’Equipe, Vanderson, who recovered from an injury, is expected to start, while Youssouf Fofana, a key figure in Monaco's midfield, is suspended.

  • AS Monaco's predicted lineup vs. PSG: Kohn – Singo, Maripan, Magassa – Vanderson, Zakaria, M. Camara, Jakobs – Akliouche, Golovin – Ben Yedder.