Laurent Blanc’s French revolution is slowly taking place, with les Bleus defeating Romania on Friday to move to the summit of Euro 2012 qualifying Group D. This followed on from an impressive success away to Bosnia, and Blanc may not be tempted to change what proved a winning formula when his side meet minnows Luxembourg in Metz.
On the other hand, it was ‘Le President’s promptings from the sidelines that instigated the weekend’s victory, with his introductions of Loic Remy, Yoann Gourcuff and Dimitri Payet acting as the catalyst for the victory. Perhaps you feel this trio should be involved from the outset?
Patrice Evra and Franck Ribery are still serving bans enforced by the French FA, while Bacary Sagna and Benoit Tremoulinas are injured.
Here is the full squad Laurent Blanc will select from:
Goalkeepers: Lloris (Lyon), Mandanda (Marseille), Carrasso (Bordeaux)
Defenders: Clichy (Arsenal), Mexes (Roma), Rami (Lille), Reveillere (Lyon), Sakho (PSG), Cissokho (Lyon)
Midfielders: Diaby (Arsenal), A. Diarra (Bordeaux), L. Diarra (Real Madrid), Gourcuff (Lyon), M'Vila (Rennes), Malouda (Chelsea), Matuidi (Saint-Etienne), Nasri (Arsenal), Valbuena (Marseille)
Forwards: Benzema (Real Madrid), Gameiro (Lorient), Hoarau (PSG), Payet (Saint-Etienne), Remy (Marseille)