PSG travel to Clermont this Saturday at 9pm for day 31 of Ligue 1 and the list of absentees is already looking very long. The 17th in Ligue 1, obviously far from a favourite, will also be without some of his executives against Parisians who are also hard hit by absences.
For PSG, the 31st day of Ligue 1 is synonymous with the second meeting in a row against an opponent playing maintenance. After PSG/Lorient (5-1) last Sunday, it will be this Saturday at 9 p.m. in the Gabriel Montpied stadium Clermont/PSG and a real slaughter is announced from both sides. Side Paris, Pochettino should recover Verratti who resumed training but Paredes lost until the end of the season. Another recent return, that of Juan Bernat who has not played since the defeat in Nice (0-1) a month ago.
The fact remains that the absentees from the Paris side are still as numerous as, with the exception of the young goalkeeper Lucas Lavallée, most of the absentees from PSG / Lorient will not be returned for this Clermont / PSG. In the attack, Angel Di Maria has not resumed training, nor has Draxler, while Ander Herrera or Abdou Diallo are not expected for at least another week. Doubt also surrounds the presence of Keylor Navas, who returned from selection injured.
On Clermont’s side, Pascal Gastien will have to do without a number of executive players. First up is the usual central defense keeper Cedric Hountondji who suffers from a broken arm which immediately rules out his entry into Clermont/PSG. One of the main injuries is that Clermont also has to do without striker Pierre-Yves Hamel and winger Elbasan Rashani, both injured in the thigh. Striker Jim Allevinah would also have to miss the call, who suffered an ankle injury during the week. The left side Vital Nsima is also very insecure, hit in the calf. In addition, midfielder Salis Abdul Samed is suspended for the match.
With all these absent, the task ahead of Clermont against PSG in the clash of extremes is all the more difficult. However, the lowest ranked side in the last five games taken by one point, Clermont, who are five points ahead of the first relegation player, can count on the return of his main midfielder Johan Gastien and his midfield friend.Lucas Da Cunha, positive for covid during the last game of Clermont Foot. Substitute Arthur Desmas also returned to training this week, L’Équipe reports.