Lokomotiv v Monaco preview
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The influential midfielder was expected to sit out the Moscow encounter after fracturing his foot, but is desperate to be involved after recovering quickly from the injury.
"Who doesn't want to play in a Champions League match?" he asked. "I have resumed training sessions for the past week and am feeling better and better.
"So we will see.
"Obviously there is a risk. The point is to know if we will take it or not.
"We will see and we will talk again with the coach and make the decision. Of course, I am not at my best physically."
Didier Deschamps will decide whether to include Giuly, and is mindful that he has a very small squad at his disposal.
Talented defender Sebastien Squillaci is definitely ruled out after picking up a muscular injury during the Ligue 1 clash against Lille.
Lokomotiv are unable to call upon recent capture from Marseille, Dmitri Sychev.
The Russian international is ineligible but Marat Izmailov, who has been struggling with injuries, is hopeful of being involved.
Ruslan Pimenov and Maksim Buznikin face fitness tests and captain Dmitri Loskov should be available.
One major blow for the hosts is the absence of South Africa international Jacob Lekcetho as the impressive defender is out through suspension.
Yuri Semen is missing another defender, Sergei Ignashevich, who joined CSKA Moscow in the winter but recent recruit Deividas Cesnauskis is tipped to make his Champions League bow.