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Barcelona predicted lineup vs Celta Vigo - La Liga

Craig Vickers
Ansu Fati celebrates his goal against Dynamo Kiev
Ansu Fati celebrates his goal against Dynamo Kiev / SERGEI SUPINSKY/GettyImages
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Barcelona's latest attempt to awaken from their recent slumber sees them take a trip to Celta Vigo on Saturday afternoon.

Barça currently sit in mid-table purgatory after Ronald Koeman's tenure was brought to an end following a 1-0 defeat to Rayo Vallecano last month.

Interim boss Sergi Barjuan has overseen a 1-0 victory over Dynamo Kyiv in the Champions League in midweek, but he'll be keen to end their barren league run after three games without a win - if he remains in charge, of course

Here's how Barcelona could line up amid a myriad of injury woes.


1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Oscar Mingueza
Mingueza has been impressive in recent weeks / Quality Sport Images/GettyImages

Marc-Andre ter Stegen (GK) - Barcelona's number one has only kept three clean sheets all season, spread across all competitions. Still, the problems are largely in front of the German.

Oscar Mingueza (RB) - Produced a deft cut-back which led to Fati's winner against Dynamo Kyiv in midweek.

Eric Garcia (CB) - Yet to show why Barça were so keen to steal him from Manchester City on a free transfer, but it is early days.

Clement Lenglet (CB) - The absence of Gerard Pique and Ronald Araujo should lead to another start for the Frenchman.

Jordi Alba (LB) - The Spaniard is knocking on a bit now at 32, yet he remains a key member of the side. Will bomb forward to provide width but must be mindful of his defensive responsibilites.

2. Midfielders

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Busquets remains integral to Barcelona's hopes / PAU BARRENA/GettyImages

Sergio Busquets (DM) - A Jekyll & Hyde campaign from the 33-year-old so far, although his reading of the game is still among the world's best.

Frenkie de Jong (CM) - Isn't at his sharpest fitness wise, but a rest in midweek should allow De Jong to reclaim a starting berth.

Gavi (CM) - Fresh from doing his homework, Gavi will again take to the field as one of Barça's central trio. Has already shown a maturity that belies his tender years.

3. Forwards

Ansu Fati
Fati celebrates his winner against Dynamo Kiev / BSR Agency/GettyImages

Yusuf Demir (RW) - The 18-year-old's pace and trickery is a key component of his game, but his inexperience at this level is evident, too. Has to start because Ousmane Dembele is injured, again.

Memphis Depay (ST) - Bagged a sublime goal against Alaves and now knows he's the man responsible for scoring Barça's goals for the next three months - owing to the absence of Sergio Aguero.

Ansu Fati (LW) - Things have been rather dismal for Barça of late, but the brightest spark of all has been Fati. Injury problems appear to be firmly in the rear view mirror, and you sense there's plenty to come.

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