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PSG without Cavani, Silva, Verratti, Motta, Kurzawa against Dijon

PSG without Cavani, Silva, Verratti, Motta, Kurzawa against Dijon
From ESPN - October 13, 2017

PARIS -- Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery will have to make do without Edinson Cavani, Thiago Silva, Marco Verratti, Layvin Kurzawa and Thiago Motta away at Dijon FCO on Saturday.

After a draining recent international break, notably for PSG's South American stars, Emery has granted Cavani time to recover ahead of a busy run of UEFA Champions League and Ligue 1 fixtures after his exploits with Uruguay despite a minor knee scare.

Silva was injured while on duty with Brazil but remained with Tite's squad until both matches had been played, while Kurzawa was replaced by Jordan Amavi in the France squad early on and Verratti did not join up with his Italian teammates at all.

Emery had hoped that the Azzurri star would be fit enough to play some part at Stade Gaston-Gerard this weekend but he ultimately did not make it.

Cavani, Silva, Verratti, Kurzawa and Motta should all be fit enough to return to the squad in time for the trip to Belgium to take on Anderlecht next week.

Despite numerous absentees, Emery can still count on the likes of star man Neymar and fellow attacking talent Kylian Mbappe. Cavani's absence could even enable the France international to be played through the middle instead of out wide and Emery might even change formation completely.

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