Barcelona predicted lineup vs Sevilla - La Liga

Max Parsons
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An in-form Barcelona return to action this weekend, hosting Sevilla in a heavyweight clash on Sunday night.

Boasting a run of 12 unbeaten outings - with nine wins in that time - across all competitions, La Blaugrana head into this clash as one of La Liga's most blistering sides. Xavi's men are fresh from most recently booking their quarter-final spot in the Europa League before earning a momentous 4-0 win at Real Madrid last time out.

They face another tough test this weekend, against an admittedly out-of-sorts Sevilla side, who currently sit three points above Barça in second, having played a game more. Here's how Xavi could set his side up for this potentially runner-up-deciding clash.


Barcelona predicted lineup vs Sevilla - La Liga

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Ronald Araujo
Ronald Araujo should continue at right-back / Quality Sport Images/GettyImages

Marc-Andre ter Stegen (GK) - In steady form at the moment, looking for a fifth clean sheet in seven Barcelona appearances this weekend.

Ronald Araujo (RB) -
Dani Alves is available but it would be somewhat of a surprise to see Xavi alter a classic Clasico victory-earning lineup for this one.

Gerard Pique (CB) -
A leading presence in the side, the veteran defender has really benefited from Xavi's return.

Eric Garcia (CB) -
Enjoyed a good outing at the Santiago Bernabeu and should continue alongside Pique at the heart of defence.

Jordi Alba (LB) -
One of the first names on the team sheet, the insatiable full-back isn't showing any signs of ageing with consistently dynamic performances.

2. Midfielders

Pedri
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Sergio Busquets (DM) - Only a one-match suspension has kept him out of action for Barcelona this campaign - remarkably ever-present and thriving.

Frenkie de Jong (CM) -
Has picked up his form recently and, after a quality showing in El Clasico, will inevitably feature once more.

Pedri (CM) - A stupidly good footballer; it's scary to think of the heights the 19-year-old can reach throughout what is shaping up to be an iconic career.

3. Forwards

Real Madrid v FC Barcelona - La Liga
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Ousmane Dembele (RW) - In sensational individual form, the Frenchman is putting forward a very good case to be reinstated into the France squad in World Cup year.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (ST) - 'Hit the ground running' doesn't even cover it - loving life in Barcelona, having notched seven La Liga goals in seven appearances since his arrival.

Ferran Torres (LW) -
Should be in line for another start this weekend, boasting some great form in recent weeks with four goals in his last three league appearances.


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