After a run of three straight defeats, Paris Saint-Germain will look for a response when they host Lille on Sunday.
Having already lost as many matches in 2023 as they did across the entirety of 2022, the pressure is about as high as it gets at Parc des Princes, and so a victory over European hopefuls Lille would offer some much-needed relief.
Here’s how Christophe Galtier could set up for this one.
GK: Gianluigi Donnarumma – With just two clean sheets in his last 11 Ligue 1 games, Donnarumma will be keen to get things back on track.
RB: Timothee Pembele – Achraf Hakimi is out injured so young Pembele may get an extended chance to impress on the right.
CB: Sergio Ramos – Ramos is no stranger to pressure after his lengthy spell with Real Madrid and should be relied upon to lead by example.
CB: Presnel Kimpembe – A knock to Marquinhos could present Kimpembe with the perfect chance to return to action.
LB: Nuno Mendes – With Hakimi out, Mendes will need to be PSG’s all-action full-back for this one.
DM: Marco Verratti – The veteran Italian is back from injury, which could boost PSG’s chances of getting back to winning ways.
CM: Warren Zaire-Emery – At just 16 years old, Zaire-Emery is looking like a key player for Galtier already.
CM: Vitinha – Vitinha is one of Galtier’s most trusted midfield generals. The Portugal international rarely misses a game.
AM: Lionel Messi – Messi’s future at the club has been all over the news recently but the Argentine will need to keep his focus on this one.
ST: Neymar – A number of Premier League sides have been offered the chance to sign Neymar, who could be sacrificied to kick-start a rebuild in Paris next summer.
ST: Kylian Mbappe – It’s been a while since the superstar trio have all been available. Mbappe’s return should be a huge boost to PSG’s chances of winning.