Big-spending Paris Saint-Germain is under huge pressure to bring the French league title back to the capital for the first time since 1994.

With massive Qatari backing and players joining in droves, PSG has no excuse to fail this time.

Ravaged by football violence over the past few years, PSG's problems off the field frequently overshadowed its title frustrations and systematic failure to even reach the Champions League, let alone perform well in it.

But a new chapter is there to be written, starting with Saturday's home match against Lorient at Parc des Princes.

PSG's sporting director Leonardo says ''I think this team is ready for the league with the squad we have in place, given the number of players we have and their experience.''