Karl Toko-Ekambi against Strasbourg (Photo by OLIVIER CHASSIGNOLE / AFP)
For the 16th final of the Coupe de France, Laurent Blanc did not want to take any risks with Malo Gusto. The right side is preserved while Karl Toko-Ekambi is out of the group.
the transfer window plays an important role in the daily life of Laurent’s group White and the Lyon coach is obliged to do so. Faced with the uncertain future of some Lyon players, Blanc decided to do without certain services to Chambery Saturday (3:30 p.m.). Having asked to leaveRoman faivre is once again out of the group and has been joined by Karl Toko Ekambi. Conspired by some of the supporters last Saturday, the Cameroonian striker is announced on the departure with interests of reindeer, Southampton or evenAl Shabab. The decision was therefore made to leave these elements mentally far from Lyon at home.
In addition to these coaching choices, there are also two absences in the Lyon ranks for this 16th final of the Coupe de France. In delicacy with his hamstrings, Malo taste had taken part in the training of the day but caution was finally required for this appointment. The right side will benefit from a little extra rest to recover completely. He will observe this cup meeting from the stands with Castello Lukebaalso on the flank and absent from today’s training. These two absences in defense allow Damien Da Silva and Henrique to return to the group after three meetings at home.
The OL group against Chambéry: Lopes, Riou – Boateng, Da Silva, Diomandé, Henrique, Kumbedi, Lovren, Tagliafico – Aouar, Caqueret, Lepenant, Thiago Mendes, Reine-Adelaïde, Tolisso – Barcola, Cherki, Dembélé, Lacazette, Tetê