Evian continue to suffer in the defensive phase as they still miss 4 defenders (Mongongu, Menshah and Kone away on international duty and Angoula injured).
In these conditions midfielder Sorlin was converted to the central defender position and struggles hard each game to keep up with opponents. His place in midfield was taken by young Thomasson who’s got an offensive profile.
With Tejeda and Thomasson in central midfield there is almost no support for the improvised defense and keeping a clean sheet is a luxury for Evian.
Last round they managed to score twice against PSG but things don’t really look that good in the attacking phase either. Wass was once again moved on the right flank exactly when he started to feel more comfortable in the center. Evian’s coach Dupraz doesn’t seem very inspired as of late and his decisions diminished the overall strength.
Toulouse changed the starting formula last week but most probably they will switch back this round. Newly arrived Kana-Biyik started in central defense and Grigore was moved in central midfield (normally a central defender).
Defensive players felt a bit uncomfortable and at one point they seem to step on each other’s toes.
But Kana-Biyik suffered an injury last round and will miss for a couple of weeks, meaning that everything should go back to normal, even the chemistry levels…
Midfielder Aguilar will also miss once again, but Toulouse will welcome back defender Moubandje after suspension.
Neither side is doing that good since the season resumed and both coaches seem uninspired and incapable of building the most suitable strategy. Disappointing game is foreseen in which the final result will be decided by individual errors.
UPDATE: The game was moved on Sunday. Newly arrived defender Nounkeu is in the squad for Evian.
Evian: B.Leroy, Hansen – Abdallah, Cambon, Boy, Nounkeu, Sabaly, Juelsgaard – Al.Fall, Tejeda, Sorlin, Thomasson, Benezet, Camus, Wass, Barbosa – Sougou, Nielsen, D.Ramirez, Nsikulu
Toulouse: Ahamada, Boucher – Grigore, Larabi, Spajic, Tisserand, Moubandje, Ninkov, Veskovac – Didot, Regattin, Sirieix, Trejo, Ben Ali, Blin – Ben Yedder, Braithwaite, Pesic