Do we stick with Tello knowing how well he did in last season's competition?
On Wednesday, Barcelona will kick-start their UEFA Champions League campaign with a home match against Spartak Moscow. The Russians have been struggling domestically as of late, but with Unai Emery as coach, they can never be counted out. Barcelona on the other hand are on a run of four consecutive league wins and are one of, if not the favourite win the entire competition. It's imperative that they get off to a good start, and therefore Tito Vilanova has a decision to make. Who should he start on the left-wing?
Cristian Tello got the nod against Getafe at the week-end, but was rather unimpressive, often running into trouble and relying on his pace rather his obvious skill. However, with a larger pitch to work with, Tello's fairly one-dimensional play could cause problems for the Spartak defense. Tello will face competition from a resurgent David Villa; but is the Asturian ready to start and finish 45-90 minutes? That could leave the spot open for Gerard Deulofeu, who was an unused substitute in Saturday's win. Gerard has been in excellent form for Eusbeio's B team, and he also impressed in pre-season. With the Camp Nou crowd behind him, it's possible Tito could hand him a debut of sorts, but perhaps a cameo off the bench would be a better option. Who do you think should start on the left against Spartak?
Note: This assumes Lionel Messi and Pedro start in the other two attacking positions