Competition: Ligue 1 Date: Friday 18th November 2016 Venue: Stade Pierre-Maurroy Kick-Off: 19:45 GMT
Junior Tallo, Eric Bauthéac and Mounir Obbadi remain unavailable for Lille, but could return to training next week, and the hosts are also without Ryan Mendes.
Nicolas de Préville is available though and the return of Renato Civelli from suspension will provide a boost.
Lyon may need to make tactical adjustments with both Rachid Ghezzal and Nabil Fekir sidelined, with Maxwell Cornet and Mathieu Valbuena likely to start on the wings in a 4-3-3 formation.
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and Nicolas N’Koulou are unlikely to force their way into the defence and are expected to start on the bench.
Struggling in Ligue 1 this season, Lille’s situation is not made any easy by rumours of a takeover. However, the hosts have been efficient at home recently, despite back-to-back defeats in the league, as they only slipped to a narrow defeat against Paris Saint-Germain.
For Lyon, there’s also still work to be done as they enter the weekend sat seventh. Three games unbeaten across all competitions shows a work in progress but Lyon have lost three of their last six in the league, with their president expecting 12 points between now and the end of the year.
In four visits to Lille’s new stadium, Lyon have failed to secure a victory and the hosts will fancy their chances of taking something off tomorrow night’s opponents. That could be bad for Lyon, who may slip to ninth in the table if they fail to win.
Enyeama, Corchia, Civelli, Basa, Beria, Mavuba, Amadou, Sankhare, Amalfitano, Eder, Preville
Lopes, Rafael, Mammana, Diakhaby, Rybus, Darder, Gonalons, Tolisso, Cornet, Lacazette, Valbuena
Lyon have never won at the Stade Pierre-Maurroy.
Lille are unbeaten in their last 12 matches at home against Lyon.