In comparison to the Champions League game against Chelsea PSG used only 7 of the same players against Bordeaux. In the end it was a poor effort from PSG (lost 3-2) who also had the misfortune to lose central defender David Luiz and midfielder Cabaye due to injuries (most likely will miss this week).
Seeing that defender Marquinhos was also injured David Luiz was substituted by Camara who made an awful game (most probably Camara will be in the lineup this round). He was always one step behind opponents and was clearly outplayed in 1 vs 1 duels.
PSG blew away a good opportunity to take the lead in Ligue1 but it seems nobody is worried as at the moment their primary concern is to rest and preserve energy for Champions League and the end of the season in Ligue1.
Last round Lorient played in numerical superiority almost the entire game and despite the close score the game was one sided and Lorient didn’t had many problems in taking all the points (won 2-1).
Winger Guerreiro scored again and he could definitely crate huge problems for PSG’s fullback Van der Wiel who is not exactly world class material… The only problem is that Guerreiro suffered an injury and will miss this game.
The other winger Jouffre returned from injury, played for about 10 minutes and even had two dangerous incursions inside the penalty box. His playing appetite is a high levels after a long injury that kept him on the sidelines.
Forward Ayew was continuously on the move, scored once, delivered an assist and constantly annoyed opponents’ defenders. PSG’s central defender Camara is in for a lot of trouble with Ayew as direct opponent.
In normal conditions Lorient are no match for PSG but now guests could can take advantage of PSG’s moment of relaxation. But since Lorient will miss Guerreiro who plays a huge role in their trategy it’s better to skip this game.
UPDATE: No surprises in the squads.
PSG: Douchez, Sirigu – Z.Camara, Digne, Kimpembe, Maxwell, Thiago Silva, van der Wiel – Verratti, Thiago Motta, Rabiot, R.Lacazette, Pastore, Matuidi – Augustin, Bahebeck, Cavani, Ibrahimovic, Lavezzi
Lorient: Douchez, Sirigu – Z.Camara, Digne, Kimpembe, Maxwell, Thiago Silva, van der Wiel – Verratti, Thiago Motta, Rabiot, R.Lacazette, Pastore, Matuidi – Augustin, Bahebeck, Cavani, Ibrahimovic, Lavezzi