Gueye gives edge to PSG as Lyon lie in wait

“The supporters have their reasons for being unhappy, but it is also a delicate period for us,” he said ahead of Saturday’s match at Reims.

“We have quality, experienced players but we are not yet a team.”

The architect of Monaco’s title success in 2017, Jardim was dismissed in October last year. He was brought back just three months later after Thierry Henry’s ill-fated spell at the helm and steered the team to safety.

Nevertheless, they have won just one of their last 14 league games.

Key stats

2 – PSG have lost in Lyon in each of the last two seasons and have only won there twice in their last eight league visits. This has been the toughest domestic fixture for PSG since the Qatari takeover of 2011.

4 – The number of goals scored by Dario Benedetto in his last three games. Have Marseille finally found in the Argentine the top-class centre-forward they have sought in recent years?

12 – Lille have failed to win in 12 matches in Europe after a 3-0 loss at Ajax in the Champions League. They will hope to bounce back when they visit Rennes on Sunday.

Fixtures (GMT)

Friday

Strasbourg v Nantes (1845)

Saturday

Marseille v Montpellier (1530), Bordeaux v Brest, Metz v Amiens, Nice v Dijon, Nimes v Toulouse, Reims v Monaco (all 1800)

Sunday

Rennes v Lille (1300), Angers v Saint-Etienne (1500), Lyon v Paris Saint-Germain (1900)

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