French Ligue 1 match preview 13 September: PSG vs Marseille. PSG have won 17 of their last 19 matches against Marseille.
The pick of the fixtures in gameweek three of the 2020-21 Ligue 1 campaign takes place on Sunday evening as champions Paris Saint-Germain play host to Marseille in Le Classique.
PSG suffered a shock 1-0 defeat to Lens in their first game of the season, whereas Marseille marked their return to action with a 3-2 win over Brest.
Owing to a number of COVID-19 cases, PSG will have to make do without Kylian Mbappe, Mauro Icardi, Keylor Navas, Marquinhos and Leandro Paredes once again.
Neymar and Angel Di Maria are in contention to feature this weekend having recovered, but the duo are not expected to be thrown back into the starting XI straight away.
Julian Draxler also remains a doubt after missing out the clash with Lens through injury, but Sergio Rico is available for this one and is expected to replace Marcin Bulka in goal.
As far as Marseille are concerned, the visitors have a relatively clean bill of health ahead of Le Classique, with the only confirmed absentee being Bouna Sarr.
Villas-Boas revealed that Morgan Sanson was forced to miss training on Friday with a minor injury, but the midfielder should be fine for Sunday’s showdown.
Duje Caleta-Car, who bagged a brace in Marseille’s victory over Brest, is set to be partnered in defence by either Leonardo Balerdi or Alvaro Gonzalez.
Paris Saint-Germain possible starting lineup:
Rico; Kehrer, Diallo, Kimpembe, Bernat; Gueye, Verratti, Herrera; Sarabia, Kalimuendo, Jese
Marseille possible starting lineup:
Mandanda; Sakai, Caleta-Car, Balerdi, Amavi; Kamara, Sanson, Strootman; Thauvin, Benedetto, Payet
Paris Saint-Germain 0-2 Marseille