Rennes will be without Vincent Pajot, who has a thigh problem, while Romain Danze and John Mensah are both out with similar problems.
Victor Montano has an ankle injury, but Jonathan Pitroipa, Cheick Diarra and John Boye have all returned from African Cup of Nations duty.
Lille welcome Rennes to the Grand Stade Metropole hoping to build on their spectacular 3-1 win over title challengers Lyon last weekend.
Les Dogues stunned many by racing to a 3-0 lead at the Stade de Gerland, thanks to strikes from Aurelien Chedjou, Florent Balmont and a penalty from Salomon Kalou, and although Lyon did pull one back, Rudi Garcia's side held on to earn a much needed win.
This weekend they take on a Rennes' side that is in a fine run of form and in contention for a place in the Champions League. Frederic Antonetti's side scored twice in the second half to sweep aside Toulouse and extend their unbeaten league run to four games.
The visitors possess a formidable attacking quartet in the form of Mevlut Erding, Julien Feret, Jonathan Pitroipa and Romain Alessandrini, and they should be able to break down a Lille defence that has shown a tendency to leak goals this season.
Expect an open and free-flowing game with plenty of goals, Lille will have gained confidence from victory in Lyon and may have enough to earn at least a draw.
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