Mandanda - Sagna, Gallas, Abidal, Evra - Gourcuff, Toulalan, Malouda - Govou, Anelka, Ribéry.
What to watch for:
- How does Gallas' leg hold up? Will he be able to play 90 minutes without any pain and how will he do back in game action?
- Will the 4-3-3 be comfortable for the team? On the surface I would say yes, players like Anelka, Gallas, Sagna, Abidal and Malouda play in a similar formation at their clubs. One must watch to see how Toulalan handles the role of lone holding midfielder, he has the engine for the task that is not in question.
- Who will take on the right side of the formation? Gouvou seems to have the first crack at the role but I am sure we will see Anelka, Gignac or Valbuena get their chances on the right wing.
- What will Henry's role be? He is starting this game on the bench, is this an indications of things to come or just a chance to experiment with other strikers?