It would be a first this season, while his transfer to Nice failed on September 1, Dieng could return to the group selected to face Rennes on Sunday (3 p.m.). The Senegalese striker’s last match dates back to July 13 and a friendly against Marignane (4-1). Replacing Tuesday against Frankfurt in the Champions League (0-1), Mattéo Guendouzi, he will return to the Marseille eleven against Rennes, to a fairly high position on the ground, as he is used to now.
Igor Tudor will again change his offensive doublet behind the irremovable Alexis Sanchez, since Amine Harit, author of a good entry against the Germans, is expected to start. Payet and Gerson, who missed their match in C1, will therefore be on the bench. With Eric Bailly’s thigh injury, absent for three good weeks, and the uncertainty around Samuel Gigot, also victim of a muscle problem against Lille last week (2-1), the Croatian coach will have to change his defense again. The only good news in this sector concerns the return of Chancel Mbemba, one of the captains behind.