Who is in the PSG predicted lineup for the game vs. Lens?
Midfielders: Fabian Ruiz, Vitinha, Carlos Soler
Marco Verratti was expected back for PSG but he will miss the affair with Lens at the Parc des Princes while nursing a hamstring injury, the club announced early on Friday during their last training session before Saturday's game.
With Verratti ruled out, I expect the midfield decisions made by Galtier to follow the pattern he will use with the defense: repetition, repetition, repetition. It worked against Nice, so the coach won't change a thing.
Fabian Ruiz is going nowhere and Carlos Soler is Galtier's man of confidence for some reason, no matter what he does. He started (surprisingly for some) last weekend, but that's always going to be the case as long as he's fit enough and available. You can pencil him into this Saturday's lineup too because it feels like an inevitable pick.
Vitinha should fill the remaining open slot by default. Warren Zaire-Emery, as much as it pains to write it, feels like an afterthought and someone who has lost any and every chance of starting and getting bulky minutes under Galtier through the remainder of the season, or at least until PSG finally clinch the league title and have no more meaningful games to play.