Tomorrow there will be a great match between two teams that have played this week in the Champions League. Barça visit Villarreal in a match in which both are in need of points, since the Blaugrana team needs to win to get closer to the top positions, and the yellow submarine wants to get away from the relegation places.
Barça arrives with many doubts, against Espanyol they won thanks to a dubious penalty and against Benfica they could not go from a draw to 0. The team, since Xavi’s arrival is showing some new things, but it needs time and reinforcements, something that unfortunately for him, he has not. Xavi has to pull the tools he has, and as we are already seeing, he is not afraid to give prominence to the youth players, one of the few positive notes this season.
Xavi also has a serious problem with the injured, he has not yet recovered important troops such as Ansu Fati and Pedri, in addition, Dembélé and Dest could be doubtful until the last minute, since their recovery comes very fair for Saturday’s game. In addition, Barça will play two games again next week, so Xavi will have to rotate if he wants to take care of his players.
Nor will Sergi Roberto and Martin Braithwaite be available, nor will Wagué or Agüero, whose return to football seems complicated by their heart problems. The Barça therefore will have to return to throw of quarry and probably Nico and Gavi will be headlines tomorrow against Villarreal. The central pair is very likely to be Eric Gacía and Piqué, and in the rest of the positions there should be no more surprises, just knowing if Luuk De Jong or Dembélé plays up. This is my prediction about the players Xavi will line up tomorrow:
Ter Stegen; Dest, Pique, Eric García, Jordi Alba, Busquets, De Jong, Nico, Gavi, Depay, Dembele.