Chambly is in the rough. Sportingly, after his defeat (4-0) Tuesday night in Châteauroux, the red lantern of the championship, and extra-sportingly with a Covid-19 virus which continues to spread in its ranks. Suddenly, this Friday (8 p.m.) at the Pierre-Brisson stadium in Beauvais, the reception of Sochaux, 10th in the standings with six points more than the Picards, does not look easy.
The Covid-19 does not let go of Chambly. The week had started off pretty well. This Monday, Chambly had no new cases among its players while Thibault Jaques was done with the virus. This made Bruno Luzi, the Chambly coach, say that “the transmission chain had perhaps been broken”. Unfortunately, testing on Wednesday did not confirm the trend. This Thursday, during the first results, two new players were identified as covid: Sébastien Flochon and Shaquil Delos. A third case was revealed in the person of Gaharo Doucouré, a member of the staff, who had already tested positive for covid-19 last September. With Oumar Gonzalez and John Popelard, still positive for covid-19 as well as Florent Routier, the assistant coach, Chambly has seven cases of covid including four players. “It’s the worst-case scenario,” Luzi confirms. We have a lot of absentees because of the covid but not enough to postpone the match (Editor’s note 10 cases of positive players are necessary). “
Always so numerous absences. In addition to the four players affected by the covid, Chambly must deal with the suspension of Maxence Derrien. If Chambly submitted a file for his case to be examined by the disciplinary committee (supporting image, the club pleaded the error of identification, namely Derrien having been confused with Adrien Pinot), the latter maintained its decision. “The referee is always right and even more so when he is wrong,” notes Bruno Luzi. Xavier Pinoteau, who left the hospital after his shock to the head last Saturday against Caen, is left to rest. Guillaume Dequaire and Nikola Petkovic, in the recovery phase, complete a very impressive list of unavailable players. Good news, Anthony Soubervie is back in the squad after serving his suspension from a match against Châteauroux.
One last effort before the return to normal. “There is a lot of fatigue in our team, assures Bruno Luzi. This was seen during our second half in Châteauroux. I had already noticed it against Caen. How will we be against Sochaux, I don’t know. I hope that we will have enough to make a good match and take a good result. Namely not to lose already. “For its sixth game in three weeks, Chambly faces a team from Sochaux, which is not at its best either, and which is looking for a victory after a series of five unsuccessful games (2 N, 3 D). “Historically, Sochaux remains a big club. Logically, it is not comparable with Chambly. It’s like when you beat Caen (4-2), soon it becomes logical. But when you beat Caen, it’s still good for a club like Chambly. This is the first time that this has happened to us since our origins. Above all, what must be seen is that we are Chambly. For now, we are not relegated. We are where we have to be, and we fight where we have to fight, we are in our championship. “
This Friday (8 p.m.), Pierre-Brisson de Beauvais stadium.
Chambly: Pontdemé, Le Roy – Soubervie, Danger, Camelo, Jaques, El Hriti, Pinot – Eickmayer, Beaulieu, Heinry, Martin, Zabou – Badu, Stojanovski, L. Doucouré, Guezoui, Correa. Entr. : B. Luzi.
Sochaux : Prévot, Jeannin – Paye, Moltenis, M’Bakata, Ndour, Sans – Thioune, Ndiaye, Kaabouni, Daham, Lopy, Ourega – Soumaré, Ambri, Virginius, Lasme, Bedia, Jarmouni. Entr. : Daf.
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