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Kylian Mbappe to be dropped to bench for PSG’s meeting with Nice

Hugo Ekitike is in line for a first start for his new club

Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe is expected to watch on from the bench when the capital giants return to action this weekend, according to reports.

PSG, along with the rest of France’s clubs, will of course take to the pitch for the first time in a fortnight over the course of the coming 48 hours.

Christophe Galtier’s troops, for their part, are primed to play host to OGC Nice on Saturday, hopeful of leapfrogging Olympique Marseille back to the summit of the Ligue 1 table.

As alluded to above, though, if the latest word stemming from the media is anything to go by, then such efforts look set to come, at least from the offset, without the contributions of a star performer.

The player in question? Kylian Mbappe.

As per French outlet RMC Sport, the current plan at the Parc des Princes is for hitman Mbappe to take his place amongst the substitutes in 24 hours’ time.

In his place, summer addition Hugo Ekitike will be afforded a first start in PSG colours, flanked by star pair Lionel Messi and Neymar.

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Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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