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How will Barcelona line up against Celta Vigo?

The champions play their final La Liga fixture of 2018

Celta de Vigo v Barcelona - La Liga Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images

Barcelona are in action for the final time this year on Saturday when Celta Vigo come to visit in La Liga.

The hosts do still have some injury problems but have been boosted by the return to training of Nelson Semedo, Sergi Roberto and Malcom.

Let’s have a look at who could feature on Saturday.


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Barcelona should be able to call upon either Semedo or Roberto to play at right-back after both missed out last time against Levante.

Samuel Umtiti and Thomas Vermaelen remain on the injured list which means Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet will continue at centre-back with Jordi Alba at left-back.


Cultural Leonesa v FC Barcelona - Spanish Copa del Rey Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images

Arthur will be hoping to return to the starting XI but is facing stiff competition from Arturo Vidal who’s been in fine form for Barcelona recently.

Otherwise expect Ivan Rakitic and Sergio Busquets to continue in midfield before getting a well-deserved break over the festive period


FC Barcelona v Villarreal CF - La Liga Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Ousmane Dembele has been doing the business recently and should keep his place in attack along with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.

Philippe Coutinho is another option, but on current form it’s difficult to see him displacing Dembele in the starting XI.

Possible XI: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Arthur, Dembele, Messi, Suarez.

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

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