Champions League

Mbappe back in the starting XI - How PSG could line-up against Basaksehir

The Frenchman was rested from the starting line-up for the weekend win over Dijon...but did come off the bench to score two goals

11:00am on Wednesday 28th October 2020
Martin Macdonald

Kylian Mbappe will return to the PSG starting XI on Wednesday as the French champions take on Basaksehir in the Champions League.

The World Cup winner had a well-earned rest in the weekend win over Dijon, although it doesn't appear that he needed it much as he came off the bench to score two goals in the second half.

Expect him to join a front three against the Turkish side alongside Neymar and Angel Di Maria.

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Thomas Tuchel handed a start to Julian Draxler in Ligue 1 a couple of days ago, but he had to withdraw because of a hamstring injury and will miss Champions League duty.

The German joins Marco Verratti, Leandro Paredes, and Mauro Icardi on the treatment table.

Although not fully match fit, PSG have been boosted by the return to the squad of Thilo Kehrer and Idrissa Gueye, both of whom have travelled to Turkey, but whether or not they start is up for debate.

Keylor Navas, Prisnel Kimpembe, and Alessandro Florenzi were all left out of the starting line-up at the weekend, but all three should be reinstated for the Champions League.

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