Paris Saint-Germain will clash with Olympique Lyonnais on its first Ligue 1 matchday of the calendar year. French forward Kylian Mbappe has been in impressive form as of late, and he could extend his notable run of stout performances in this upcoming fixture.
Overall, Mbappe has recorded 11 goals in 11 career matches against Lyon. All of these goals have come over his runs with AS Monaco and PSG.
Mbappe has had some of his most memorable league and domestic cup performances in clashes with Lyon.
For one, the forward shined in PSG’s 2-1 home win over Lyon in league play earlier in the season, as he assisted Argentine striker Mauro Icardi for the late game-winning goal in what turned out to be yet another thrilling encounter between the two clubs.
PSG is set to be without Lionel Messi (COVID-19 recovery) and Neymar (ankle injury) for this match. Thus, PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino may heavily rely on Mbappe to help lead the side in this crucial contest.