Dejan Lovren, who returned to Olympique Lyonnais in January, is out of the club’s crucial clash against AS Monaco tonight. AFP are reporting that the defender, who sustained a thigh injury during last weekend’s match against Clermont Foot, could be out until the end of the season.
In more positive news for Les Gones, Bradley Barcola returns after missing last weekend’s defeat due to a bacterial infection. The winger returned to training this week and has been included in the matchday squad. Laurent Blanc, who is in dire need of a win to keep Lyon’s dwindling hopes of European football alive, isn’t expected to spring any changes. Alexandre Lacazette, who is just one goal behind Ligue 1 top scorer Kylian Mbappé is expected to lead the line.
Lyon likely lineup v Monaco
Anthony Lopes – Nicolas Tagliafico, Castello Lukeba, Sinaly Diomandé, Malo Gusto – Corentin Tolisso, Thiago Mendes, Maxence Caqueret – Rayan Cherki, Alexandre Lacazette, Bradley Barcola.