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How should Barcelona line up against Real Valladolid?

The champions are back in La Liga action on Tuesday

FC Barcelona v Villarreal CF - La Liga Photo by Jose Breton/Pics Action/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Barcelona are back in action on Tuesday at home to Real Valladolid at the Camp Nou and should be pretty fresh after having the weekend off due to El Clasico being postponed.

The Spanish champions were knocked off top spot by Granada at the weekend and head into the match hoping to pick up a seventh consecutive win.

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


FC Barcelona v Sevilla FC - La Liga Photo by Eric Alonso/MB Media/Getty Images

Barcelona are almost at full strength for this one but do have a few injuries in defence. Sergi Roberto returned to training on Sunday after a knee problem but Samuel Umtiti was again absent.

Nelson Semedo is likely to start at right-back with Jordi Alba taking his usual spot on the other side of defence.

In the middle it looks set to be Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet, unless Ernesto Valverde decides to hand Jean-Clair Todibo some minutes.


FC Barcelona v Internazionale - UEFA Champions League Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images

Into midfield and we could see Frenkie de Jong, Sergio Busquets and Arthur lining up in the starting XI once again.

Barcelona obviously don’t lack options in midfield and the likes of Ivan Rakitic, Arturo Vidal and Carles Alena will all be hoping for a rare start.


Barcelona V Valencia, La Liga regular season. Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images

Ousmane Dembele serves the second game of his two-match suspension in this game so it’s likely Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann will continue in attack.

Ansu Fati and Carles Perez are still training with the first team so are likely to make the squad and may get some more minutes off the bench.

Possible XI: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; De Jong, Busquets, Arthur; Messi, Suarez, Griezmann.

How do you think Barcelona should line up against Real Valladolid? Let us know your thoughts, predictions and line-ups in the comments below!

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