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How will Barcelona line up against Valencia?

The matches are coming thick and fast now

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Barcelona return to La Liga action on Saturday when Valencia are the visitors to the Camp Nou.

Ernesto Valverde’s side are in the midst of a busy run of fixtures but will be buoyant after thrashing Sevilla 6-1 in the Copa del Rey in midweek.

Here’s a look at who might feature


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Marc-Andre ter Stegen will come back into the team in goal despite Jasper Cillessen producing another superb display in the Copa del Rey.

Ahead of him it’s likely to be Nelson Semedo, Gerard Pique, Clement Lenglet and Jordi Alba making up the back four unless Valverde decides to rotate.

If he does then he has Sergi Roberto, Jeison Murillo and Thomas Vermaelen all fit and available to come into the backline.


FC Barcelona v Sevilla - Copa del Rey Quarter Final Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Sergio Busquets is suspended for this one after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season against Girona last time out.

Ivan Rakitic looks the most likely man to fill in for the maestro with Arthur, who’s been brilliant recently, and Arturo Vidal completing the midfield.


FC Barcelona v Sevilla - Copa del Rey Quarter Final Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Ousmane Dembele is still out injured for Barcelona and is yet to return to training after suffering a sprained ankle against Leganes.

His absence means that Philippe Coutinho should continue in attack, and he’ll have been boosted by his two goals in midweek.

Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez should complete the attack, although Malcom and Kevin-Prince Boateng are available to fresh things up if required.

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

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