Lille and France midfielder Marvin Martin's injury troubles have been a handbrake on the career of one of France's most talented prospects, but the former Sochaux playmaker is determined to get back to his very best.
Adrien Rabiot has already played 72 times in Ligue 1 and is well known in France, but after shining in the Champions League away to Real Madrid, the Paris Saint-Germain midfielder's reputation is spreading across the continent.
OGC Nice midfielder Nampalys Mendy feels that the international break has helped Nice to get back on track, but admitted that Friday night's return to action at home to Olympique Lyonnais will provide a stiff test.
Olympique de Marseille and France midfielder Lassana Diarra, back in France after Tuesday's clash with England, has been accorded two days off training as he seeks to recover from the loss of a cousin in last week's terror attacks.
LFP president Frédéric Thiriez has announced new security measures for this weekend's Ligue, Ligue 2 and Coupe de France fixtures, while France's Interior Minister has imposed a ban on fans travelling to away games.