In a very busy month, Toulouse went undefeated until a major upset in the final fixture of the month. Toulouse found themselves three goals ahead within thirty minutes against FB Kobenhavn, going on to a dominant 3-1 victory. In their next three matches, Toulouse secured draws against Olympique Lyonnais and Stade Malherbe Caen before a Tongo Doumbia brace secured a 2-0 victory over LOSC Lille.
FC Metz suffered at the hands of Toulouse, going down 5-0 with Wissam Ben Yedder and Gabriel Obertan controlling the match throughout. To end the month, Wissam Ben Yedder collected a brace in a 3-1 victory over rivals Montpellier HSC followed by a major upset from Ligue 2 side Chamois Niortais FC in the French Cup, knocking out defending champions Toulouse on penalties.
Continuing to perform impressively this season, Wissam Ben Yedder has been awarded the Player Of The Month award for December and is only four goals away from equalling his goal tally for last season with eighteen games left in the season.
During December, Ben Yedder produced five goals and four assists in six matches. His form has seen a number of teams across Europe interested in his services with West Ham and SL Benfica rumoured to be preparing bids for the January transfer window.
Despite some terrific performances this season in the Ligue 1, he has not been able to repeat this form in the UEFA Europa League. Ben Yedder is yet to score in Europe despite making six appearances so far this season.
Toulouse hold an eleven point lead at the top of the Ligue 1 table over Olympique Lyonnais with the next four sides all within striking distance of second place. A good run of form from any of the mid-table clubs could see them find themselves amongst the European places.
At the bottom of the table, FC Nantes have begun to find form since the appointment of former France manager Didier Deschamps. All three sides that were promoted from Ligue 2 last season also find themselves in and around the relegation zone.
Toulouse have drawn Wolfsburg in the First Knockout Round of the UEFA Europa League with the first leg set to take place on the 9th of February at Stadium Municipal. Wolfsburg finished on top of Group C after the group stage and are considered heavy favourites against Toulouse.
After winning the competition last season, Toulouse have failed in their bid to defend the French Cup getting eliminated in their first fixture of the tournament, losing on penalties against Ligue 2 side Chamois Niortais FC.
After defeating LOSC Lille in the previous round, Toulouse are now set to face Montpellier HSC in the Coupe de la Ligue Quarter Final. The match is set to take place at Stade de La Mosson - Mondial 98 on the 10th of January.
During the last fixture of December, Gabriel Obertan suffered a bruised thigh and is set to be out for a week. Obertan is expected to be fit and ready for the Coupe de la Ligue Quarter Final match against Montpellier HSC.
Suffering a back strain during a 5-0 victory over FC Metz, Cristian Pavon is still expected to miss a further week of action heading into January. It is unsure if he will be fit for the Coupe de la Ligue Quarter Final against Montpellier HSC with a decision to be made on his fitness closer to the match.
Heading into the new year, Toulouse face a light schedule with only three fixtures scheduled in January. In their first fixture of the month, Toulouse face rivals Montpellier HSC in the Coupe de la Ligue Quarter Final, should the win it is expected that the Coupe de la Ligue Semi Final will take place later in the month.
Next up, Toulouse face relegation candidates Valenciennes FC at Stadium Municipal before finishing the month with a fixture against Stade Rennais FC on the 29th of January.