Nantes predicted XI v Strasbourg: Douglas Augusto suspended, Florent Mollet starts

Jocelyn Gourvennec’s FC Nantes will be without a key figure in their midfield as Douglas Augusto picked up a suspension during their loss last weekend against Olympique de Marseille. 

It comes at an inopportune time for La Maison Jaune as they entered this weekend in the relegation playoff spot, and the manager under pressure to gain results will reshape his midfield dropping Pedro Chirivella and Moussa Sissoko deeper and drafting Florent Mollet in the number ten role. 

Nicolas Cozza has had an impressive loan spell since joining in January from Wolfsburg. There were some doubts about whether he would be fit for this game after his shoulder dislocated multiple times during last weekend’s defeat, and the fullback was substituted early. However, he looks to have made a timely recovery. 

Nantes likely lineup v Strasbourg

Alban Lafont; Nicolas Cozza, Nathan Zézé, Jean-Charles Castelletto, Kelvin Amian Adou; Pedro Chirivella, Moussa Sissoko, Florent Mollet; Moses Simon, Mostafa Mohamed, Tino Kadewere. (L’Éq)

GFFN | Nick Hartland

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