Ghana defender Jonathan Mensah was benched by Evian TG coach Pascal Dupraz despite returning from suspension in their 2-1 defeat at Bordeaux.
Dupraz decided to stick to the pair of Cedric Mongongu and Aldo Angoula at the back.
But Saturdayâ€™s defeat could force Dupraz to shuffle his cards and play Mensah in Fridayâ€™s match against Nantes.
Mensah was the coachâ€™s preferred centre-back before he was handed the three-match ban following his sending off against Lyon last month.
He missed the matches against Ajaccio, Montpellier and Lille.