Missing Players and team news:
Lyon attacker Tino Kadewere has been restricted to individual training as he attempts to overcome a thigh injury, so the Zimbabwe international is expected to sit this one out alongside Djamel Benlamri, who has a muscular problem. However, Houssem Aouar made his return to the pitch off the bench against Nantes and could earn a start in this game, while Thiago Mendes has been sacrificed in Garcia’s new setup but could also benefit from some rotation here. Cup keeper Julian Pollersbeck will hope to continue in between the sticks should Anthony Lopes be rested, while teenage protege Rayan Cherki is an option for change in attack over Karl Toko Ekambi. Monaco announced that four unnamed players had tested positive for coronavirus before their trip to Bordeaux, and reports have suggested that the infected athletes are Eliot Matazo, Krepin Diatta, Enzo Millot and Chrislain Matsima, who were all nowhere to be seen at the weekend. Cesc Fabregas is not quite ready to return from his muscular problem just yet, either, but Kovac could make one potential alteration in midfield if Florentino does enough to earn a start over Youssouf Fofana. Radoslaw Majecki is expected to get the nod in goal, while Axel Disasi and Ruben Aguilar could be rotated into Kovac’s staunch rearguard.