Barcelona will look to make it three straight league wins since the return from the international break as the Blaugrana take on Granada at Camp Nou. A Champions League match against Manchester City awaits next Tuesday, and there's a very tough visit to the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán for a key La Liga match against Sevilla.
The two upcoming games make Saturday's matchup an important warm-up for Barça, who need to easily beat last-place Granada, preserve fitness and avoid new injuries ahead of the giant matches next week.
Injuries are a big problem for Luis Enrique, who currently has EIGHT players battling physical problems, and only three of them have a minor shot of being available to play this weekend. The Catalan Super Cup against Espanyol brought two more casualties, as Jérémy Mathieu and Arda Turan picked up injuries, with the Frenchman missing up to three weeks with a calf problem, while Arda has a severe knock in his ankle, but is still in contention to be in the squad for Saturday.
Rafinha Alcântara is still recovering from a rib injury, and he might not be ready in time to face Granada. The visitors will miss two starters because of injury, and this is the full list of players not available to play on Saturday: