Ranieri expects Abidal return against Lyon

The France defender has missed Monaco's last two games - a 2-0 defeat to Saint-Etienne and a 2-1 win over Sochaux - due to a viral infection that saw him briefly hospitalised.

Abidal, who underwent a liver transplant in 2012, returned to training prior to the success against struggling Sochaux but was not deemed fit to participate.

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