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Should Ernesto Valverde rest Luis Suarez against Las Palmas?

Barcelona v Girona - La Liga Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images

Barcelona face Las Palmas on Thursday night and ahead of the game Luis Suarez is in superb form.

The striker took home the match ball after bagging a hat-trick against Girona and then spent the closing minutes of the match trying unsuccessfully to pick up the booking which would have seen him suspended for Las Palmas.

However, the Uruguayan failed in his task meaning he is available for Thursday’s trip, but at risk of missing Sunday’s huge game against Atletico Madrid if he picks up a booking.

It would therefore seem a good idea to rest Suarez, particularly as Valverde has plenty of attacking options with both Paco Alcacer and Ousmane Dembele fit again.

However, Valverde has already shown this season he is willing to risk players and likes to play the strongest team possible.

Just think back to November when he picked Pique to play against Leganes, and the centre-back duly picked up the booking that ruled him out of the next game against Valencia.

Barca will be huge favourites to beat Las Palmas who go into the game in the bottom three and in real trouble.

It’s also worth noting that the team have the second worst defensive record in La Liga and have conceded 52 goals in just 25 matches.

So let us know what you think! Should Valverde rest Suarez? And if so who do you think should come in up front for Barcelona? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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