With three incumbents on the flank – Meunier, Bernat, Marquinhos – Thomas Tuchel was forced to review three-quarters of his defense this Wednesday evening in Monaco (4-1). Three days after the draw at Parc des Princes (3-3), however, he did not change his pattern to 4-4-2, or his attacking block where the Fantastic Four did, this time, do the job that we expected them.
Navas: 5.5. After the three goals conceded at the Park on Sunday, he would have liked not to yield anything to the Monegasques. In the parade on the head of Ben Yedder (4th), it is equally decisive on the strike of Gelson Martins (28th). But misses his exit on the goal of Bakayoko (87th).
Dagba: 6. Much higher than Kurzawa, the right side has not ceased to be available offensively, even if its centers have not found takers. Rarely caught defensively.
Silva: 6. The only "survivor" of the defensive quartet aligned on Sunday, the Parisian captain was serene. Present to cut a dangerous center of Ballo-Touré (38th), he lost a ball to Ben Yedder. Inconsistent but rare enough to be reported.
Kimpembe: 6.5. Back in the starting lineup after his left thigh injury contracted in Montpellier in December, he did not suffer from a lack of rhythm and often cut back on Monaco's inclinations.
Kurzawa: 6. Struggling during the first 10 minutes, the former Monegasque gradually returned to his match and often took the measure of Martins. Calm Olympian, he causes the penalty on his first break into the Monegasque surface (45th + 2).
Di Maria: 7.5. Erased Sunday, the Argentinean shone brightly. At tackle, interception and passing, he enjoyed breaking the lines. In all the good shots, he puts Mbappé in orbit on the opening of the score (24th). Replaced by Draxler (79th).
Gueye: 7. Indestructible, the Senegalese swept the spaces like a wiper, was available and reigned over the midfield. Replaced by Verratti (71st) who marks his entry with a decisive pass for Sarabia.
Kouassi: 4. Preferred to Verratti, the 17-year-old boy was sober for his first tenure in L1. But in wanting to do too well in his interventions, he lacked spontaneity.
Neymar: 8.5. A delight. In great shape, he invests defensively but especially dances as soon as he has the ball. Involved in the 3 goals on Sunday, he scored a penalty and offered an assist to Mbappé. He scores on an 8th consecutive game. A record shared with Carlos Bianchi and Mbappé.
Mbappé: 8. Dumb Sunday for the first time since November 22, he swallowed the spaces, opened and closed the mark on two cons. With 13 goals on the clock in the league (21 in all competitions), he is close to Ben Yedder (14) leading the scorers of L1.
Icardi: 3.5. Ghostly this weekend at the Park, the Argentinian was not much in sight, even if he did not spare his efforts. Neymar takes a goal ball from him (7th).