PSG have won their last eight Ligue 1 games against Metz, scoring 27 goals in the process. They haven’t lost at home to Metz in the league since March 1996, two and a half years before Kylian Mbappe was born.
It’s a youthful PSG team once again. Neymar, Leandro Paredes and Layvin Kurzawa are all suspended but new club captain Marquinhos returns to the XI, as do Icardi and Draxler. Metz make three changes from the side beaten 1-0 at Lille last time out with Udol, Angban and Nguette coming in.
SUBS: Laurent Jans, Papa Ndiaga Yade, Warren Tchimbembe, Marc-Aurele Caillard, Matthieu Udol, Opa Nguette, Youssef Maziz, Thierry Ambrose, Victorien Angban.
METZ (4-3-1-2): Alexandre Oukidja; Thomas Delane, Dylan Bronn, John Boye, Fabien Centonze; Habib Diallo, Mamadou Fofana, Vincent Pajot; Farid Boulaya; Habib Maiga, Ibrahima Niane.
SUBS: Presnel Kimpembe, Jese, Timothee Pembele, Juan Bernat, Arnaud Kalimuendo Muinga, Kays Ruiz-Atil, Bandiougou Fadiga, Marcin Bulka.
PSG (4-3-3): Keylor Navas; Mitchel Bakker, Marquinhos, Abdou Diallo, Colin Dagba; Idrissa Gueye, Ander Herrera, Julian Draxler; Angel Di Maria, Mauro Icardi, Pablo Sarabia.
After two games and two defeats, PSG start the game way down in 18th place. Metz are level with them on points and goal difference, so it’s a real relegation six-pointer!
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this Ligue 1 match, as Thomas Tuchel’s defending champions Paris Saint-Germain look to put their bad start to the season behind them against Vincent Hognon’s Metz.