Picking the Best Potential Barcelona Lineup to Face Leganes on Saturday
?With Barcelona still yet to be beaten this season in any competition, the Blaugrana will want to continue their impressive record with a win away to Leganes.
However, with Leganes currently sitting in ninth place after a surprisingly solid start to the new campaign having slumped to 17th place finish last season, it could be a tricky afternoon for Ernesto Valverde’s side.
?The ever-reliable German will resume his place between the sticks having started for the national side against England during the international break.
?With Barcelona’s swiss army knife Sergi Roberto ruled out until early next month, summer signing Nelson Semedo will slot in at right back having cemented his place as a new fan favourite following an impressive start to life in Catalonia.
Having conceded just four league goals so far, the centre back partnership of Gerard Pique and Samuel Umtiti is slowly blossoming into one of the most formidable in world football, while Jordi Alba has enjoyed a resurgence in form this season, finding an abundance of joy down the left flank.
?Sergio Busquets and Andres Iniesta have found a new lease of life under Valverde this season after Barcelona’s famous midfield seems to disappear under Luis Enrique at times.
Along with new addition Paulinho, the league leaders have dominated in the centre of the park this season, with Ivan Rakitic’s formerly secure place in the side now up for grabs since Paulinho’s arrival.
Much of Barcelona’s success this season is ultimately down to Barcelona footballing totem, Lionel Messi. The little Argentine has scored 12 goals in 11 games so far in La Liga, while also registering four assists.
Meanwhile Luis Suarez has endured a tough start to the season, scoring on just three occasions, which by his standards, is fairly poor. With Barcelona’s £90m signing Ousmane Dembele still ruled out, Gerard Deulofeu and Paco Alcacer have stepped up to stake their claim on the wing. Alcacer grabbed a brace against Sevilla last time out, so Valverde may give him the nod over Deulofeu to maintain his run of good form.?