While the Burkina Faso winger is available, France midfielder Yann M'Vila (knee) and Colombian international striker Victor-Hugo Montano remain out injured.
"The club needs to achieve something to establish a strong dynamic," said manager Frédéric Antonetti.
"We saw this clearly with the enthusiasm shown after our win in Paris [a 2-1 win away to PSG, achieved with just nine men].
"The club is not happy with its status right now; it hurts to have finished between fourth and eighth for the last ten to 15 years. The fans want that little bit extra, some added spice, and the cup is a chance to give them exactly that. We'll do our best get the result and give the fans a reason to be happy and enthusiastic."
Rennes are aiming to join Saint-Etienne, Montpellier and Lille in the last four.
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