Peru, meanwhile, have also made changes to the team that suffered defeat in their opening game against Denmark as they attempt to put points on the board and preserve their chances of remaining in the World Cup.
"Peru are a quality team, a hard team to beat".
Manager Ricardo Gareca has some fine players at his disposal, and Peru boast attacking flair in abundance in the shape of Edison Flores, Andre Carrillo and talismanic striker Paolo Guerrero.
"But we are continually improving and want to adapt to this high level as soon as possible".
Matuidi's work rate and intensity was also missing in the first game and his activity will be needed against a strong Peru midfield as well.
"We will not let France push us around". "We know how to handle ourselves in this sort of extreme situation".
France and Peru could name unchanged XIs for their Group C tie but Olivier Giroud will be hoping for a start after he was involved in the build-up to the winning goal against Australia.
Antoine Griezmann has been directly involved in nine of France's last 13 goals scored in major tournaments (World Cup and European Championships), with seven goals and two assists.
Peru are trying to play catch-up after an opening loss to Denmark.
France defender Raphael Varane: "Some things were not done that well [in the first match]".
From working the ball back to front, Peru were as good as I've seen in this tournament while France were so lacklustre against Australia - they need to start Olivier Giroud.