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Neymar, Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe aren’t even the best front three in FRANCE this season

The new PSG front trio have been electric - but they've been eclipsed by another side

Neymar, Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe have been laying waste to French and European football since they were expensively assembled at the start of the season.

The new PSG trio have, aside from a few hairy political moments over set piece duty, established an almost telepathic understanding.


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It hasn’t taken long for the world’s most expensive strike force to click

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It hasn’t taken long for the world’s most expensive strike force to click

But while you might consider the triumvirate the most fearsome strike force on the planet right now, statistically they aren’t even the best in Ligue 1.

Between them Neymar (7), Cavani (13) and Mbappe (4) have mustered a mighty impressive 24 goals in the French top flight.

Especially when you consider it’s barely November.

Cavani has been in electric form this season

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Cavani has been in electric form this season

But they’ve been brought down to size by Lyon’s answer to NCM – Nabil Fekir (11), Memphis Depay (6) and Mariano Diaz (9), who have racked up a sensational 26 goals.

Fekir, in particular, has truly banished his lingering injury issues from a few seasons ago to fulfil his role as Lyon’s captain and heartbeat.

11 goals and four assists in 11 Ligue 1 appearances is a truly astounding return.

Nabil Fekir and Alexandre Lacazette should be on Arsenal's radar this summer

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Fekir has been compared to Zidane

But he’s been ably assisted by his partners in crime in Depay and Diaz too.

Manchester United misfit Depay is more than displaying the traits from his PSV days that once made him one of Europe’s most wanted young stars.

Depay is enjoying his football again after a terrible spell at Manchester United

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Depay is enjoying his football again after a terrible spell at Manchester United

Diaz is showing Real Madrid what they are missing

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Diaz is showing Real Madrid what they are missing

And given Real Madrid’s struggles in front of goal this season, will they regret letting Diaz join Lyon for next to nothing in the summer with no option to buy the striker back?

Penny for your thoughts, Zinedine.


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