Paris Saint-Germain will be keen to get back to winning ways this weekend after suffering their first Ligue 1 defeat prior to the international break.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side were shocked by a Jeremy Doku-less Rennes a few weeks ago, losing 2-0 and failing to have a single shot on target throughout the whole game.

To get back on track, here’s the team Poch should field on Friday evening.

Achraf Hakimi
Hakimi is very good / BSR Agency/GettyImages

Gianluigi Donnarumma (GK) – The Euro 2020 player of the tournament is set for a rare Ligue 1 start with Keylor Navas unavailable.

Achraf Hakimi (RB) – The best right-back in the world? Yeah, it’s not really up for debate at this point.

Thilo Kehrer (CB) – Still only 25 years old, still not very good either. He’ll start because Marquinhos is unavailable due to international commitments.

Presnel Kimpembe (CB) – Actually played quite well in France’s Nations League final win during the international break.

Nuno Mendes (LB) – Has adapted to life at PSG exceptionally well. Is basically undroppable at this point; especially while Juan Bernat is still injured.

Marco Verratti

One of the best around / John Berry/GettyImages

Marco Verratti (CM) – There are very, very, very few better midfielders in the world today. If PSG can keep Verratti fit, they could win it all this season.

Idrissa Gueye (CM) – He’s 32 years old, but still has a serious engine on him and has started the season well.

Georginio Wijnaldum (CM) –
Had a moan about his playing time over the international break, so will probably start this one.

Kylian Mbappe

Mbappe has been poor this season / Catherine Steenkeste/GettyImages

Kylian Mbappe (RW) – Was absolutely electric in the Nations League semi-final, but has been fairly terrible for PSG this season thus far. He needs to up his game at club level.

Mauro Icardi (ST) – One of the three billion footballers linked with a move to Newcastle, Icardi will start this one with Lionel Messi out due to international duty.

Rafinha (LW) – Like Messi, Neymar is unavailable for Friday’s game, so Rafinha will get an extremely rare start against Angers.

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