The coach of the Blues should try several things when receiving Austria on Thursday evening.
In view of the implementation carried out on Wednesday evening at the Stade de France, Didier Deschamps should line up a three-man defense against Austria this Thursday. With Mike Maignan in goal, the rearguard of the Blues will be made up from right to left of Clauss, Koundé, Varane, Badiashile and Mendy. Apart from Varane and Koundé, guaranteed to be in Qatar, all the other elements have an interest in performing to seduce the staff of the Blues.
In the middle Youssouf Fofana, newcomer to the middle, will accompany Aurélien Tchouaméni. The two men know each other perfectly, having played together at AS Monaco. Due to the packages in this game sector (Pogba, Kanté, Rabiot, Kamara), the Monegasque would do well to respond to have a small chance of grilling all his competitors (Guendouzi, Veretout, Camavinga) in the middle. Not sure that another opportunity will arise on Sunday in Denmark. In attack, Antoine Griezmann will support the duo Kylian Mbappé and Olivier Giroud.
The probable 11 of the Blues: Maignan – Koundé, Varane (cap), Badiashille – Clauss, Tchouaméni, Fofana, Mendy – Griezmann, Giroud, Mbappé