Paris Saint-Germain - Toulouse Preview: Ancelotti's men seek further progress against unbeaten visitors
Les Parisiens finally achieved a win in their last league outing, but will be wary of Alain Casanova's side who are yet to taste defeat this season
By Mohammed Ali
Jallet, Alex, Sakho, Maxwell
Menez, Pastore, Nene
Aurier, Zebina, Abdennour, M'Bengue
Braaten, Sissoko, Sirieix, Tabanou
Paris Saint-Germain coach Carlo Ancelotti will have a near-full squad to pick from for the visit of Toulouse to the Parc des Princes on Friday evening.
Ezequiel Lavezzi returns from a two-match suspension for his Week Two red card against Ajaccio but as not been included in the squad. Ancelotti himself is doubtful to be on the touchline, with the LFP's Disciplinary Committee set to convene later on Thursday to rule on his own sending off at Stade Francois Coty.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic will lead the line, after chipping in all four of les Parisiens' goals so far, with Marco Verratti set to hold onto his starting position. Christophe Jallet - who scored in France's 3-1 win over Belarus - is also certain to start, despite new signing Gregory van der Wiel in training with the hosts.
Mohamed Sissoko is doubtful, after only returning from a lengthy time out with a knee injury, whilst Brazilian centre-back Thiago Silva will have to wait for his debut after being omitted from the 19-man squad. Both, however, are in contention for the Champions League opener against Dynamo Kiev on Tuesday.
Toulouse also have few injury concerns ahead of their trip to the capital. Wissam Ben Yedder, joint second in the scoring charts behind Ibrahimovic, is in line to hold off Emmanuel Riviere for a starting position.
Daniel Braaten, a substitute in le Tefece's last game, could replace Adrien Regattin on the right side of midfield, but very few changes are expected from coach Alain Casanova.
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Paris Saint-Germain sit eighth in the Ligue 1 table, amassing six points from their first four games.
- Les Parisiens have won each of their last five games against Toulouse, with their last home defeat coming in October 2008.
- Both matches in this fixture last season ended 3-1 to PSG.
- Toulouse sit in fifth place after their 1-1 draw with Reims on week four. They have eight points out of a possible 12.
- Le Tefece have only beaten PSG twice in 12 trips to the Parc des Princes.
- Alain Casanova's side have not scored more than one away goal per match since February.
- Both PSG's Christophe Jallet and Toulouse's Etienne Capoue (pictured right) scored their very first international goals for France in midweek,
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