After having won four of the last five L1 games, the ASM start in the League Cup, on Wednesday at the Louis II with the reception of OM.
The Marseillais squirmed in Paris 4-0 this Sunday night will have to raise the head. The Monegasques will seek to maintain a good momentum with the horizon a perilous move to Saint-Etienne Sunday in the league.
THE CHALLENGE FOR LEONARDO JARDIM
“It’s a competition we’ve always respected. We went twice in the final and played a semifinal in recent years. Yes, I will make changes. Of the 14 players who played against Nantes, only 7 or 8 may face OM. But we have a lot of solutions in the workforce. It is not because a player does not play that he has less value. The Coupe de la Ligue is a good competition for teams that do not play European competitions.”
UPDATE ON THE INFIRMARY
Intense since the beginning of the season in attack with Ben Yedder, Islam Slimani (7 assists, 5 goals) did not train on Monday and will be out. The Algerian striker has a “muscle strain adductor” according to the medical statement. “He will be out against Marseille and is not sure to take his place against Saint-Etienne,” acknowledged Jardim.
Pellegri has resumed training away. Benaglio, Geubbels and Jovetic continue their care.
Leonardo Jardim: “With the absence of Slimani, uncertain against Saint-Etienne, maybe I will not take a chance with Ben Yedder against OM. We should not lose the two strikers for the championship.”