Toulouse managed to go undefeated in their Ligue 1 fixtures for the month of October, extending their unbeaten streak in Ligue 1 to six matches without losing.
Uros Spajic had a day he won’t forget against relegation candidates GFC Ajaccio. In the 33rd minute, Spajic deflected the ball into his own net to give GFC Ajaccio the lead, only to score in the 72nd minute by heading home a free kick from Etienne Didot to seal a draw.
In their most dominant display this season, Toulouse defeated relegation candidates Angers SCO 3-0, only allowing the visiting side one shot on target.
Next, Toulouse went up against Olympique Lyonnais racing out to a 2-0 lead but Ligue 1 Player of the Year in 2014/15 Alexandre Lacazette scored twice just before half time to see the sides go to the break locked at 2-2. A physical encounter developed in the second half with Olympique Lyonnais showing dominance but Toulouse managed to hold on to secure a draw.
To end the month, Toulouse faced rivals Montpellier HSC twice in a row. In the first match, Toulouse lost 3-2 after an injury time winner to Montpellier HSC striker Djamel Bakar to see them eliminated from the Coupe de la Ligue. Toulouse striker Wissam Ben Yedder would exact revenge for Le TFC, scoring a brace in their 3-1 win in the Ligue 1.
William Matheus put together yet another impressive month but it was Oscar Trejo who was awarded the Player Of The Month for October, the first player to win the award other than Matheus this season.
Despite only scoring one goal and providing one assist during the month, it was the distribution he provided to the wider players which saw him take out the award, consistently driving the team, maintaining possession and controlling the game.
Unfortunately in the final match of the month against Montpellier HSC, Trejo dislocated his shoulder after a hard challenge and is expected to be injured for seven to eight weeks.
Paris Saint-Germain have managed to create a six-point gap at the top of the Ligue 1 with AS Saint-Etienne and Toulouse share second place but a large number of teams find themselves not far behind.
Olympique de Marseille manager Michel appears to be on shaky ground with his role at the club considered to be very insecure. Many media outlets who predicted Olympique de Marseille would finish in the top four now believe they will not qualify for any European competition by the end of the season.
The bottom of the table sees Olympique de Marseille, Angers SCO and SC Bastia with a reasonable gap between themselves and safety, a problem which they will need to attempt to rectify as early as possible in order to avoid relegation.
After losing in injury time to rivals Montpellier HSC in the Coupe de la Ligue, Toulouse were eliminated from the competition in their first fixture. Toulouse manager Dominique Arribage remained positive saying “Our early exit from this competition will allow us to maintain our focus on continuing our good from in Ligue 1”.
Oscar Trejo is expected to be unavailable for seven to eight weeks after a hard challenge in the Ligue 1 match against Montpellier HSC saw him dislocate his shoulder. Quentin Boisgard is set to start in place of Trejo with the 18 year old set for a tough introduction as his first match will be in the Ligue 1 fixture against Paris Saint-Germain.
After suffering a broken finger in training, goalkeeper Marc Vidal is expected to be unavailable for five to six weeks. His injury shouldn’t effect Toulouse with Vidal currently considered the third best keeper amongst the squad although current starter Ali Ahamada has picked up a couple of knocks in the past two matches.
Toulouse will compete in only three fixtures across November with their first fixture against current league leaders Paris-Saint Germain who will be looking to extend their lead at the top of the Ligue 1 table.
Next they face En Avant de Guingamp in a match between two sides who are currently exceeding expectations, En Avant de Guingamp currently reside in fifth place after being predicted to finish in the bottom half of the table at the start of the season.
In the final match of the month, Toulouse face OCG Nice at the Stadium Municipal in a match which will see Toulouse go in as favourites.