Forget about his price tag.

His play is quite the b-bling yet Islam Slimani did not cost Monaco a cha-ching. Credit also goes to the bullish-again Tiemoue Bakayoko and deregulated Fode Ballo-Toure for Leonardo Jardim side’s upturn in fortune. The best stories, comments, and highlights from 2019/2020 France Ligue 1 Matchday 8 team of the week. 

4-4-2 | Jessy Moulin (8.74, Nimes vs Saint-Etienne); Mathieu Debuchy (8.51, Nimes vs Saint-Etienne), Andrei Girotto (7.44, Olympique Lyon vs Nantes), Alexander Djiku (7.83, Strasbourg vs Montpellier), Fode Ballo-Toure (7.78, Monaco vs Brest); Mama Balde (8.28, Reims vs Dijon), Tiemoue Bakayoko (8.50, Monaco vs Brest), Lucas Deaux (8.06, Nimes vs Saint-Etienne), Neymar Junior (8.20, Bordeaux vs Paris St Germain); Julio Tavares (8.39, Reims vs Dijon), Islam Slimani (10.00, Monaco vs Brest)

JESSY MOULIN

@jess_moulin

Player rating: 8.74
Team score: Nimes 0–1 Saint-Etienne
Individual highlights: 8 total saves

MATHIEU DEBUCHY

@asseofficiel

Player rating: 8.51
Team score: Nimes 0–1 Saint-Etienne
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 7 clearances

ANDREI GIROTTO

@fcnantes

Player rating: 7.44
Team score: Lyon 0–1 Nantes
Individual highlights: 9 clearances, 3 tackles

ALEXANDER DJIKU

@rcsa

Player rating: 7.83
Team score: Strasbourg 1–0 Montpellier
Individual highlights: 1 assist, 4 interceptions

FODE BALLO TOURE

asmonaco.com

Player rating: 7.78
Team score: Monaco 4–1 Brest
Individual highlights: 2 dribbles, 97% pass success

"

I started my coaching career with 3-5-2. It’s a useful formation especially in difficult circumstances.

The goal is for the team to be as efficient as possible."

– Leonardo Jardim on switching Monaco's formation to halt its slide

MAMA BALDE

@mamabalde_50

Player rating: 8.28
Team score: Reims 1–2 Dijon
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 1 assist

TIEMOUE BAKAYOKO

asmonaco.com

Player rating: 8.50
Team score: Monaco 4–1 Brest
Individual highlights: 10 tackles, 87 touches

"

I've grown a lot. I became a father.

My loan spell at Milan also helped me to rebuild myself. One must always move forward."

– Tiemoue Bakayoko on recovering from his Chelsea nightmare

LUCAS DEAUX

france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr

Player rating: 8.06
Team score: Nimes 0–1 Saint-Etienne
Individual highlights: 105 touches, 9 aerials won

NEYMAR JUNIOR

@psg

Player rating: 8.20
Team score: Bordeaux 0–1 PSG
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 5 dribbles

Kylian Mbappe assist Neymar Junior goal, Bordeaux vs Paris St Germain, France Ligue 1 2019/2020
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JULIO TAVARES

@dfco_officiel

Player rating: 8.39
Team score: Reims 1–2 Dijon
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 1 assist

ISLAM SLIMANI

asmonaco.com

Player rating: 10.00
Team score: Monaco 4–1 Brest
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 3 assists

"

Leonardo Jardim knows my qualities. He knows how to use me and give me confidence.

When you’re confident it's easier to enjoy your football.”

– Islam Slimani on leaving Leicester to reunite with Leonardo Jardim

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