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How should Barcelona line up against Huesca?

Time to give Luis Suarez the night off?

FC Barcelona v Boca Juniors - Joan Gamper Trophy Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Barcelona are back in action on Sunday as they take on Huesca who are in La Liga for the very first time in their history.

Ernesto Valverde’s men have six points out of six so far and will be hoping to make it three wins in a row before domestic football gets put to one side for the international break,

With that in mind let’s have a look at who we should see in action at the Camp Nou.


FC Barcelona v Deportivo Alaves - La Liga Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Barcelona are yet to concede a goal in the new season so far, so it’s unlikely we’ll see many changes.

The debate over whether Sergi Roberto or Nelson Semedo plays at right-back is likely to continue, while the rest of the defence is unlikely to be changed.

Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Gerard Pique, Samuel Umtiti and Jordi Alba should all take their places, unless Valverde fancies giving Clement Lenglet his first Liga start for Barca.


FC Barcelona v Deportivo Alaves - La Liga Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Talking of summer signings we are yet to see either Arthur or Arturo Vidal start in La Liga yet, but a home game against Huesca looks a good opportunity for that to change.

Ivan Rakitic, Sergio Busquets have been first choice for both games so far, while Philippe Coutinho started on the bench against Alaves but was back in the first XI at Real Valladolid.


Real Valladolid CF v FC Barcelona - La Liga Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images

Ousmane Demble looks certain to continue after his goal against Real Valladolid, and he appears to slowly be earning Valverde’s trust.

The big question up front is whether to persist with Luis Suarez who has been pretty poor so far this season and is yet to score.

We all know Valverde does not seem to like taking Suarez out of the team, but he does have options even if Paco Alcacer is now in the Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund.

Valverde could bring Coutinho into the attack alongside Messi and Dembele, or he could even opt to go with Malcom instead.

Probable starting XI: Ter Stegen; Roberto, Pique, Umtiti, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Coutinho; Dembele, Messi, Suarez.

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

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