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How should Barcelona line up against Girona?

Time for some more changes?

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Barcelona make the short trip to Girona on Saturday aiming to make it six wins from six in La Liga and maintain their perfect start.

Ernesto Valverde’s side were in action in midweek and face a trip to Portugal to take on Sporting on Wednesday - time for some more changes?

Let’s have a look at how Barca might line-up:


It goes without saying Marc-Andre ter Stegen will continue in goal but there could again be changes ahead of him.

Nelson Semedo may be rested for the Champions League which means either Aleix Vidal or even Sergi Roberto could come in.

In the middle Gerard Pique may be rested with Javier Mascherano continuing at centre-back and Samuel Umtiti returning after sitting out the midweek clash.

Lucas Digne featured at left-back against Eibar but he may make way for Jordi Alba.

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It was something of a surprise to see Andres Iniesta start once again against Eibar but it may now be time to give him the night off.

With two goals in two games, Paulinho looks set to start once again with Ivan Rakitic returning and Sergio Busquets in his usual role.

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Luis Suarez missed the midweek game but Valverde has backed his misfiring striker and says he hopes the rest will do him good.

That suggests he could return for the trip to Girona alongside Lionel Messi and Gerard Deulofeu with Denis Suarez the man to drop out.

Paco Alcacer seems completely out of favour at the moment under Valverde.

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Possible XI: Ter Stegen; Vidal, Mascherano, Umtiti, Alba; Busquets, Paulinho, Rakitic; Messi, Suarez, Deulofeu.

Who do you think should start against Girona? Let us know your thoughts and line-ups in the comments below!

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