Lens predicted XI v Strasbourg: Przemysław Frankowski only change to side that beat Nantes

Franck Haise has picked a largely unchanged RC Lens side to the team that defeated FC Nantes by a singular goal last weekend as he to maintain pressure on the European positions. 

Przemysław Frankowski will be the one player missing from the 1-0 victory as the right-wing back will begin the game on the bench. His absence will be caused by the return of Jonathan Gradit to the starting lineup which has shifted Ruben Aguilar into Frankowski’s usual roaming position down the flank. 

Haise will rely upon the midfield that saw the club through the Africa Cup of Nations absences as Andy Diouf and Neil El-Aynaoui will once again take up their central positions. Elsewhere, David Pereira da Costa’s performances in the forward line will keep Angelo Fulgini reduced to the role of an impact sub. 

Lens likely lineup v Strasbourg

Brice Samba; Facundo Medina, Kevin Danso, Jonathan Gradit; Jhoanner Chávez, Andy Diouf, Neil El-Aynaoui, Ruben Aguilar; David Pereira da Costa, Elye Wahi, Florian Sotoca. (L’Éq)

GFFN | Nick Hartland

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