Fresh from earning a dramatic late Europa League draw with Fenerbahce, Marseille will put their 100% Ligue 1 record on the line when they host Evian on Sunday.
Marseille have become the first side to win their first five league matches since Bordeaux achieved the feat in their 1998-99 title-winning campaign.
Joey Barton made his club debut against Fenerbahce and he was impressed by the spirit on show as Marseille hit back from 2-0 down with late goals to preserve their unbeaten start to the season.
Barton remains suspended for another eight Ligue 1 matches but Marseille will carry that same determination into Sunday's clash at the Stade Vilodrome.
Manager Elie Baup said: ``The way we are playing, the idea is to lose as little as possible.
``We played football and had chances. That's the way we need to keep working even if we consumed a lot of energy in this match.''
Evian head to Marseille on the back of their first victory of the season, a 3-0 home win against Bastia to move out of the bottom three.
It was the perfect start for new manager Pascal Dupraz, who is the club's third manager in a little over a year following the departures of Bernard Casoni and Pablo Correa.
Dupraz has been associated with Evian for 20 years as a player and he was part of the club's rise from the third division to the top flight in successive seasons.
``I am proud because the club has recovered that winning feeling,'' Dupraz said after Evian had kept their first clean sheet of the season.
Midfielders Mohammed Rabiu and Olivier Sorlin return from suspension to strengthen Dupraz's options.
Marseille are at full strength apart from Barton's prolonged absence from league matches and the injured pair Leyti N'Diaye and Souleymane Diawara.