Who is in the PSG predicted lineup for the game vs. Nantes?

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Lionel Messi, Hugo Ekitike, Kylian Mbappé
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Forwards: Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi, Hugo Ekitike

There are two credible options here and I'm highlighting the most interesting one considering what might be ahead and the recent games played by PSG in all competitions.

Lionel Messi is not defending anymore and, with Neymar out, his best position/role on the pitch these days is the one of the no. 10 dropping slightly deeper to link the midfield with the forward line. That position forces him to get more active and stay alert for longer periods of time instead of just waiting for the ball to reach him. If he doesn't get this role, then Carlos Soler should play there with Messi ahead next to Mbappe.

In my scenario, though, Messi would drift to the right with Kylian Mbappe playing in his favorite inside forward role starting on the left wing. Nantes are not world-beater defenders, so it's probable that Galtier gives Mbappe some room to spare and lets him play some fun football this weekend.

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Hugo Ekitike, who didn't play at all at Marseille before only getting 40 minutes in the come-from-behind win against Lille before that one, is a nice option to rotate this weekend against a lesser competitor such as Nantes. Ekitike has been plain bad at PSG from mid-January on, but he boasts a warm body and getting the important pieces healthy to Munich should be much more important than risking starters in a won-from-the-get-go game against 13th-place Nantes.