By transforming Marseille from a mid-table outfit to genuine title contenders in a matter of weeks, Argentine coach Marcelo Bielsa is helping raise standards throughout the league, claims Ligue1.com's Matthew Spiro.
After sitting out Sweden's 1-0 friendly loss to France on Tuesday, Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been back in training this week and is a good chance to line up against Metz as Week 14 kicks off on Friday night.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he suffered a hip injury in addition to feeling his prior heel complaint while playing for Sweden on Saturday. The Paris Saint-Germain star has been ruled out of Tuesday's friendly in France.
Lyon are breathing a sigh of relief after further examinations revealed that injury-prone playmaker Yoann Gourcuff's groin strain is not as serious as initially feared, with the number 8 a chance to return to action in Week 14.