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2022/2023

Lille OSC

In


Mohamed Bayo (att) (Clermont); Alexsandro (def) (Chaves); Remy Cabella (mid) (Montpellier); Akim Zedadka (def) (Clermont); Jonas Martin (mid) (Rennes)

Out


Sven Botman (k)(def) (Newcastle); Zeki Celik (r)(def) (Roma); Domagoj Bradaric (def) (Salernitana); Burak Yilmaz (r)(att) (Fortuna Sittard); Xeka (r)(mid), Hatem Ben Arfa (mid), Jeremy Pied (def) (all released); Orestis Karnesiz (gk) (retired)

2021 champions League made an abject defence of their title last season and finished 10th in the standings – the first time in three years that they had finished outside the top four. Head coach Jocelyn Gourvennec was an unpopular choice for the role from the beginning and, amid tension in the dressing room, he was replaced by Paulo Fonseca in the summer. Fonseca is expected to make Lille a more exciting team to watch, but his main aim will simply be to make them more consistent and lift them up the standings. It is an achievable goal, despite some key players departing. Off goes Sven Botman after two outstanding seasons at the club, while Zeki Celik has been sold to Roma. Burak Yilmaz, Xeka and Domagoj Bradaric, all key members of the title winning side, have also gone. Crucially, midfielder Renato Sanches will leave before the end of the summer transfer window, while it has all gone quiet over the future of striker Jonathan David, who was one of the few players to continue to improve his trajectory last season for Les Dogues. Beyond David, Lille were inconsistent in attack, with Jonathan Bamba and Timo Weah frustratingly up and down. Mohamed Bayo has arrived from Clermont, but he appears to be a replacement for David as opposed to someone to play alongside him. In terms of their attacking midfielders, Angel Gomes and Edon Zhegrova will expect to contribute more this season, while the arrival of Remy Cabella is an interesting one after a low-key spell at Montpellier last term. He could develop into a key player, while Yusuf Yazici is also back at the club. Jonas Martin is an experienced signing in the heart of the midfield, where he is another destructive player in the mould of Benjamin Andre, while Amadou Onana is likely to provide the energy in that sector. The back four will have a new look, with 38-year-old veteran Jose Fonte the fulcrum of the rearguard. He has not lost any of his qualities. Alexsandro arrives from Portuguese football as an unknown quantity, while the arrival of Akim Zedadka from Clermont looks a solid pick up. Lille cannot lose any more defenders, with Tiago Djalo having also been in demand. Meanwhile, they are also lacking a little in goal, with Leo Jardim prone to conceding cheap goals last term. Improvement is needed all over the field.

Target


Lille will want to be in the European race but they are not as well equipped as many of their rivals. Improving on 10th would be a success.

Season Review
2020/2021

Champions: Lille OSC

Lille proved surprise Ligue 1 winners as they held their nerve to see off Paris Saint-Germain on the final day of the season, thanks to a 2-1 win over Angers. Their success was grounded in their ability to win key matches, which came from the outstanding balance and spirit that head coach Christophe Galtier instilled in the team. Of course, there was no little talent involved, but it was Lille’s mentality that made them standout from the crowd and win a first title in a decade. Lille had no obvious areas of weakness and benefited from never really having their squad stretched by injury or illness over a campaign that was more hectic than ever before. While they lost key players last summer – figures that they would have expected to struggle to replace – they did so brilliantly. In particular, Burak Yilmaz was a revelation in attack as he scored 18 times in all competitions, including a glut of important strikes at the end of the season. In the first half of the campaign, meanwhile, it was Yusuf Yazici who caught the eye as he was arguably Europe’s most in-form player for a brief period. These success stories are testimony as to how strong Lille’s recruitment in Turkey has been lately. Similarly, though, they picked up Jonathan David from Gent and he provided a useful 13 goals though failed to justify his large transfer fee. While there was an incredible range of scorers across the attack. Even though Renato Sanches was well below his best for much of the season, hampered by injury, the likes of Boubakary Soumare stepped up, while Benjamin Andre was an unsung hero. Similarly, Jose Fonte’s influence in defence was immense, while Sven Botman proved one of the signings of the season. Goalkeeper Mike Maignan was outstanding, too. Already this side is being picked apart and, with Galtier set to depart, it seems impossible for Lille to replicate this success next term already.


Player of the Season: Jose Fonte

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