Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti and defender Thilo Kehrer could be in line to soon make their returns to the team. Both players returned to training with PSG on Friday and are expected to be in the team’s squad for its fixture against OGC Nice, according to a report from Le Parisien.
Both Verratti and Kehrer missed the team’s last fixture against Metz due to adductor injuries. The injury was not deemed to be a serious one, but manager Thomas Tuchel elected to keep both players out of the squad as a precaution. Midfielder Julian Draxler earned the start in place of Verratti while Colin Dagba took the starting right-back role. The former wound up scoring the game-winning goal for the club in the home league fixture.
If the coaching staff deems him as fit enough to play, Verratti is expected to start against Nice. On the other hand, Kehrer is in a duel with the newly-acquired Alessandro Florenzi to be the starting right-back for the team. At the moment, Florenzi is projected to get his second start for the club in its fixture against Nice, but Kehrer could be a wild-card to earn some playing time during the contest as Tuchel may be in need of some much-needed pace out on the right flanks.
PSG will be aiming to make it five wins in its last six games against Nice.
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