Wednesday, 1 March 2017

News: Niort - PSG

PSG players who will miss the match:
Ben Arfa, Di Maria, Rabiot, Thiago Motta, Verratti, Callegari, Descamps, Georgen.

19 players included in the squad are: Areola, Augustin, Aurier, Cavani, Draxler, Kimpembe, Krychowiak, Kurzawa, Lo Celso, Lucas, Marquinhos, Matuidi, Maxwell, Meunier, Nkunku, Pastore, Thiago Silva and Trapp. So even considering that Emery will let Thiago Silva, Cavani, Draxler, Kurzawa, Lucas and Matuidi on the bench, lineup should still be pretty strong. 

Let's say that totally "reserve lineup" regarding all the players would be something like that: 
Areola; Aurier/Meunier, Kimpembe, Marquinhos, Maxwell; Nkunku, Krychowiak; Guedes, Pastore, Lo Celso; Augustin. This is still pretty strong lineup and they could trash Niort with 5 goals difference if motivation will be as high as it should be. Besides.. Niort is far from decent second league team, only 8 points above qualification to avoid relegation so.. 

I think that this match is great opportunity for players like Guedes and Lo Celso, to show some potential.

Emery said that cup is important for them. It's 100th anniversary of it and they want their signature on it. If some of players, who didn't participate that much this season will play today, it won't be because they need minutes, but because they will help the team to win the game. Now I'm pretty sure that we'll see mixed squad. They are playing against Nancy at home on Saturday, so I think that he will make a mix for both matches as they are going to Spain in midweek.

The only thing against the big win is really bad weather and bad pitch condition. Wind approx 30km/h and pretty heavy rain.

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