Hours before the showdown, the key outlines shaping PSG's lineup against Reims are becoming evident. Luis Enrique faces obstacles with injuries and the absence of two players due to suspension, prompting him to contemplate adjustments to his starting eleven.
Still reeling from the impact of the match against AC Milan last Tuesday (2-1), PSG is set to step onto the Auguste Delaune pitch for the clash against Stade de Reims on Saturday, marking the 12th matchday of Ligue 1.
For this encounter, Luis Enrique will be without key players such as the long-term injured Presnel Kimpembe and Nuno Mendes. Additionally, Danilo, nursing ischial issues, and Keylor Navas, with discomfort in the lumbar area, will also be unavailable. Randal Kolo Muani and Achraf Hakimi face suspensions.
Following the Champions League challenge and the recent journey to Milan, fatigue looms over PSG, potentially prompting Luis Enrique to make certain changes to the starting lineup. While Donnarumma is expected to guard the goal, the defense will undergo some alterations. Though Lucas Hernandez, Milan Skriniar, and Marquinhos remain, Nordi Mukiele, assuming a role on the right flank akin to Achraf Hakimi, might replace the Moroccan on the right side of defense.
In the midfield, the presence of Fabian Ruiz could lead Luis Enrique to bench Manuel Ugarte. Kang-In Lee and Bradley Barcola, who featured against AC Milan, could take up positions on the wings, while Kylian Mbappe is anticipated to partner with Goncalo Ramos upfront.
The potential PSG lineup against Reims, as per Le Parisien: Donnarumma – Mukiele, Marquinhos, Skriniar, Hernandez – Lee, Zaire-Emery, Ruiz, Barcola (or Dembele)- Ramos, Mbappe.