Lille will be hoping to return to winning ways on Sunday afternoon as they face Brest, following a run of two matches in all competitions without a victory. Last time out before the international break, Lille drew 1-1 with Lens in the Derby du Nord.
L’Équipe reports that Paulo Fonseca could be set to change the formation from the 4-2-3-1, which saw his team pick up a point in the derby, to a 4-4-2. This formation change would see Rémy Cabella join Jonathan David in an unorthodox front pairing.
Ivan Cavaleiro and Edon Zhegrova should still keep their places on the flanks of a midfield four. In midfield, Nabil Bentaleb is set for a return with former Manchester United midfielder Angel Gomes set to miss out due to suspension. The Algerian should partner club captain Benjamin André in the centre midfield. Despite a change in formation, Fonseca is set to deploy the same back four which secured LOSC a point against Lens.
Lille likely XI vs Brest:
Lucas Chevalier – Bafodé Diakité, Lenny Yoro, Alexsandro Ribeiro, Ismaily – Edon Zhegrova, Benjamin André, Nabil Bentaleb, Ivan Cavaleiro – Rémy Cabella, Jonathan David