Lille OSC can secure their progression to the knockout rounds of the UEFA Europa Conference League with victory over Olimpija Ljubljana on Thursday with Paulo Fonseca set to field a strong side to get the job done.
However, Jonathan David, who got on the scoresheet against Olympique Lyonnais is unlikely to be risked. The Canadian forward has a groin niggle and whilst he will likely make the bench, he is not expected to start the match. The same goes for Alexsandro, who was replaced by Samuel Umtiti late on against Lyon. The latter is expected to start and accompany Leny Yoro at the heart of Les Dogues’ defence.
Ismaily, Bafodé Diakité and Ivan Cavaleiro are all working their way back to fitness following their respective injuries and the match against Ljubljana will come too early for them.
Lille likely lineup v Olimpija Ljubljana
Lucas Chevalier; Gabriel Gudmundsson, Samuel Umtiti, Leny Yoro, Tiago Santos; Benjamin André, Nabil Bentaleb; Rémy Cabella, Angel Gomes, Edon Zhegrova; Yusuf Yazici. (L’Éq)