Team News: Salomon Kalou handed Lille start

Team News: Kalou handed Lille start
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Salomon Kalou is handed his Ligue 1 debut by Lille manager Rudi Garcia for the club's trip to AS Saint-Etienne.

Salomon Kalou has been handed a debut by Lille manager Rudi Garcia for the club's season-opening trip to AS Saint-Etienne.

The 27-year-old former Chelsea forward, who moved to Grand Stade Lille Metropole on a free transfer last month, will be tasked with filling the void left by 21-goal superstar Eden Hazard.

Meanwhile, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who scored 16 Ligue 1 goals last season, leads the line for the hosts.

Lineups:

St-Etienne: Ruffier, Zouma, Mignot, Ghoulam, Clement, Guilavogui, Perrin, Sako, Aubameyang, Alonso, Gradel

Lille: Landreau; Debuchy, Beria, Chedjou, Basa, Balmont, Martin, Mavuba, Payet, Kalou, Roux

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