Lyon predicted XI v Brest: Rayan Cherki to start, Duje Ćaleta-Car suspended

Olympique Lyonnais don’t have any fresh injury concerns as they look to continue their meteoric rise up the table when they host Stade Brestois on Sunday night. 

Duje Ćaleta-Car is the only notable absentee for Lyon. The former Southampton man is out with a suspension. It is expected that Clinton Mata will move into the centre of the defence with the versatile Ainsley Maitland-Niles filling in at right-back. With no absences, Pierre Sage has choices to make, particularly up front, with so many of his attackers in good form. 

L’Équipe understands that Saïd Benrahma and Rayan Cherki, who has enjoyed a revival in recent weeks, will accompany captain and undisputed starter Alexandre Lacazette up front. Malick Fofana, Ernest Nuamah and Gift Orban may all have to settle for a place on the bench.

Lyon likely lineup v Brest

Anthony Lopes; Nicolás Tagliafico, Jake O’Brien, Clinton Mata, Ainsley Maitland-Niles; Orel Mangala, Nemanja Matić, Maxence Caqueret; Saïd Benrahma, Alexandre Lacazette, Rayan Cherki. (L’Éq)

GFFN | Luke Entwistle

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