Missing Players and team news:
Red Star’s solitary injury concern at the minute is Nimes loanee Theo Sainte-Luce, who is nursing a metatarsal fracture and unlikely to return to action for another couple of weeks. Former Birmingham City midfielder Cheikh N’Doye is likely to man the engine room, while Dzabana will hope to be rewarded for his winner against Lens with a start up top over Pape Ba, who opened the scoring in that victory. Slimani would have been in contention to start this game for Lyon, but the 32-year-old will serve a suspension following his sending-off against Lens, so Memphis Depay could very well lead the attack again. Houssem Aouar and Djamel Benlamri are recovering from muscular problems and may not be ready in time for the cup, but Garcia is set to ring the changes nonetheless. With the visiting manager hoping to keep most of his first-teamers fit for Sunday’s visit of Angers, Rayan Cherki, Sinaly Diomande and Melvin Bard will all hope to start this week, but Leo Dubois was forced off with a suspected adductor problem at the weekend.