PSG saw a run of four consecutive titles ended by Monaco last season but, boosted by the signings of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, have been rejuvenated this season.
Fabino, Djibril Sidibe and Thomas Lemar remain at Monaco, but a squad robbed of the likes of Mbappe, Bernardo Silva, Benjamin Mendy and Tiemoue Bakayoko pales in comparison to that of PSG, whose star-studded forward line of Neymar, Mbappe and Edinson Cavani has fired them to 11 wins from their opening 13 league games and a six-point lead over Monaco, with Marseille and Montpellier the only opponents to offer any kind of threat to their unbeaten start.
"The game against Monaco is a big game for us".
It's also said Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos told radio station Cadena Ser that he would welcome Neymar to the club despite his Barcelona connections.
Fast forward to the present day and, going into PSG's visit to Monaco, hopes of Ligue 1 being competitive for the long-term have been emphatically dashed.
With Celtic showing such little resistance, the highlight of the night might well have come in the mixed zone. "He came here to make the difference, and people can buy tickets and see the best, not just from him but the whole team".
"We have to recover from this defeat on Sunday", Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev said after Tuesday's loss to Leipzig. The team imposed a strong rhythm right after scoring the first goal. "I know that the players will show their quality, the season is still long".
PSG's response to losing the title and their Champions League last-16 humiliation at the hands of Barcelona was always going to be emphatic, but nobody could have predicted the business the capital club went on to pull off. You never forget. I am happy for this match, for the victory.
"Cavani and Falcao are among the best strikers in the world and we are very lucky to have them in France", Emery added.