Once again this season, Paris Saint-Germain is set to play in a Ligue 1 fixture without multiple players due to injury. PSG is currently without six players due to injury, including the team’s superstar forwards in Kylian Mbappe and Neymar. Thus, manager Thomas Tuchel is selecting a new starting 11 for the team’s Ligue 1 fixture against Stade Rennais.
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At goalkeeper, Keylor Navas is making a surprise start for the team. Tuchel had initially ruled out Navas due to a muscle injury, but it seems as if he made just enough progress from his injury over the past day to work his way into the starting 11.
In the defense, Presnel Kimpembe is not available due to a foot injury. Thus, Marquinhos will be making a return to start out at center-back after playing multiple recent games in the midfield. Thilo Kehrer will be making his first start out at right-back since coming back from his significant adductor injury.
PSG is once again without midfielders Marco Verratti and Julian Draxler due to injury. Thus, Leandro Paredes is earning a start out at the defensive midfield role.
For the first time in over a month, Di Maria will be starting for PSG in a Ligue 1 game. He had missed the club’s last four league games due to a suspension following a spitting incident during the Le Classique fixture earlier this season. Moise Kean will once again hold the starting center-forward role for the team. And in a surprise lineup move, it seems as if Alessandro Florenzi will be playing as a winger for this contest in Tuchel’s 4-3-3 setup.
A win for PSG will help create distance away from Rennes, who currently stands at third place in the Ligue 1 table.
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