Summary

  • Chandler to return for Frankfurt.
  • Meier and Seferovic could be recalled.
  • Gbamin available for Mainz following suspension.

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USMNT international Timothy Chandler is set to return to the Frankfurt side after missing the 1-0 defeat to VfL Wolfsburg through suspension. Japanese veteran utility man Makoto Hasebe is likely to drop back into central defence, while Alexander Meier and Haris Seferovic could replace Ante Rebic and Branimir Hrgota in the Eagles’ attack.

Watch: Highlights of Frankfurt's 1-0 loss to Wolfsburg on Matchday 15:

Mainz head coach Martin Schmidt is unlikely to risk Yoshinori Muto, who has yet to regain full fitness following a knee injury that has restricted the Japanese striker to just three league appearances this season. Skipper Niko Bungert is a major doubt with a stomach bug, but France Under-21 international Jean-Philippe Gbamin is available again following suspension.

Watch: Highlights of Mainz's 3-1 win against Hamburg on Matchday 15:

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Frankfurt possible line-up: Hradecky - Abraham, Hasebe, Vallejo - Chandler, Mascarell, Huszti, Oczipka - Fabian - Meier, Seferovic

Absentees: Anderson (knee), Regäsel (hip), Russ (recovery from illness), Tawatha (knee), Varela (ligament), Blum (knee), Flum (light training), Gerezgiher (thigh), Medojevic (knee), Stendera (cruciate ligament), Tarashaj (light training)

Coach: Niko Kovac

Mainz possible line-up: Lössl - Donati, Bell, Hack, Brosinski - Latza, Gbamin - Jairo, Malli, De Blasis - Cordoba

Absentees: Berggreen (cruciate ligament), Muto (match fitness), Bungert (ill)

Coach: Martin Schmidt

Eintracht Frankfurt play host to 1. FSV Mainz 05 at the Commerzbank Arena, with the game kicking off at 20:00CET/19:00GMT on 20 December.

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