Defenders: Juan Bernat, Sergio Ramos, Marquinhos, Danilo, Achraf Hakimi
The defensive trio of Marquinhos, Danilo, and Sergio Ramos started the game against Lens and all did it for the second game in a row, which considering the precarious status of the Parisian corps was a sight to behold.
The most concerning news involving defensive players is related to the absence of Nuno Mendes (hamstring) who was ruled out for Friday's game on Thursday after the final training session ahead of the match. Juan Bernat will slide into the left wing-back position from the start, with Achraf Hakimi (right) as the other starting wing-back against Angers.
Timothee Pembele remains out of the gameday squad while also recovering from injury along with Nordi Mukiele and Presnel Kimpembe, both out for the year.