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How will Barcelona line up against Eibar?

The champions can temporarily go top with a win

Barcelona V Getafe Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images

Barcelona are back in La Liga action on Saturday when Eibar make the trip to the Camp Nou.

Quique Setien’s men are big favourites to win given their strong home form and face a team battling relegation and with just one away victory all season.

The hosts are without Jordi Alba due to injury and may also have one eye on Tuesday’s Champions League last 16 tie against Napoli.

Let’s have a look at who could feature:


Barcelona V Getafe Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images

Junior Firpo should slot in at left-back for Barca, while Nelson Semedo may return at right-back after missing out against Getafe following a bout of tonsillitis.

Centre-backs Samuel Umtiti and Clement Lenglet are just one yellow card away from a ban which would rule them out of El Clasico and will need to be careful if they feature.


ESP: FC Barcelona v Getafe CF - La Liga Photo by Pressinphoto/Icon Sport via Getty Images

Barcelona have plenty of options in midfield with everybody fit and available for the visit of Eibar.

Frenkie de Jong, Sergio Busquets and Arthur all started last time out, but Arturo Vidal, Ivan Rakitic and Sergi Roberto are all options to come into the starting XI.


FC Barcelona Unveil New Signing Martin Braithwaite Photo by Pedro Salado/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

New signing Martin Braithwaite is available after completing a move from Leganes on Thursday but may have to settle for a place on the bench.

Lionel Messi has swapped goals for assists in recent weeks but will be hoping to find the back of the net for the first time in February.

Ansu Fati and Antoine Griezmann are also likely to continue in attack unless Setien rotates his players with Napoli in mind.

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

How do you think Barcelona should line up against Eibar? Let us know your thoughts, lineups and predictions in the comments below!

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