Monaco pair Stephan El Shaarawy and Joao Moutinho are left out of the starting XI for the Ligue 1 match at Montpellier.
Stephan El Shaarawy and Joao Moutinho have been left out of the AS Monaco side for the Ligue 1 match at Montpellier HSC.
The pair are among three changes that coach Leonardo Jardim has made from the side that lost 3-2 to Lorient at the weekend.
Ivan Cavaleiro replaces El Shaarawy in attack, while Nabil Dirar comes in for Moutinho. Also brought back into the side is Mario Pasalic, who replaces Marcos Lopes in the midfield.
Jardim has made no changes to the defence, so Ibrahima Toure, Andrea Raggi, Ricardo Carvalho and Fabio Coentrao make up the back four.
Dirar, Pasalic and Fabinho start as a three-man midfield, with Cavaleiro, Andre Carillo and Thomas Lemar in the attack.
For the hosts, Mustapha Yatabare retains his place after he led the Montpellier attack in the weekend defeat to Caen.
Jerome Roussillon drops out of the defence, with Ramy Bensebaini replacing him, while Kevin Berigaud comes into the midfield for Joris Marveaux.
Montpellier HSC: Ligali; Congare, Deplagne, Hilton, Bensebaini; Roussillon, Boudebouz, Dabo, Martin, Berigaud; Yatabare
Subs: Pionnier, N'Diaye, Bensebaini, Marveaux, Skhiri, Lasne, Camara, Deza
AS Monaco: Subasic; Toure, Raggi, Carvalho, Coentrao; Fabinho, Dirar, Pasalic; Lemar, Carillo, Cavaleiro
Subs: Sy, Wallace, Silva, Bakayoko, Traore, Boschilia, El Shaarawy
Result: Monaco close on Euro places with win >