Luis Suarez and Arthur Melo are both recovering well leading into the Catalan derby against Espanyol on Saturday.
Arthur went down against Atletico Madrid with a “muscular overload.” Frankly, I’m not really sure what that is but it was serious enough to hold him out against PSV, Cultural Leonesa, and Villarreal.
The injury to Suarez was different in this case, a knee issue popped up that forced him to get a stem cell treatment. He injured it in the same Atletico Madrid match and took a couple of weeks off.
The only other returning player is Arturo Vidal after missing Wednesday’s Copa del Rey match with a fever. It’ll be nice to get some depth back in the front lines of the Barcelona attack.