Barcelona will undoubtedly go into Sunday’s Catalonia derby in opposition to Espanyol in a assured temper.
Not solely have their regional rivals been on a poor run of kind currently however Xavi’s facet will nonetheless be in a buoyant temper after their 4-2 victory over Atletico Madrid final weekend.
On high of that, Barca must also be capable to put out a comparatively full-strength facet for the conflict on Sunday.
In defence, Xavi will nonetheless be with out Samuel Umtiti. Clement Lenglet and Sergi Roberto to damage and Dani Alves to suspension, however a again 4 of Jorgi Alba, Gerard Pique Ronaldo Araujo and Sergino Dest ought to be greater than sufficient for the conflict.
Equally, Barca ought to be capable to keep a comparatively calm and constant midfield trio of Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong and the ever-impressive Pedri in the midst of the park.
The Catalan giants are nonetheless with out Ansi Fati and Memphis Depay via accidents, however a entrance three of Gavi, Adama Traore and Ferran Torres will probably begin up entrance of their place.
How Barcelona might line up in opposition to Espanyol