December 4, 2022

Barcelona must return to winning ways to stand a chance at the top of La Liga. After the difficult loss against Inter Milan at San Siro in the UCL, the La Liga table leaders need a strong win at Camp Nou to remain at the top of the table.

On the other hand, many Barcelona fans can rejoice as the team’s injury list has been narrowed down after Frenkie De Jong returned to training.

The Dutch midfielder was seen training with the rest of the team and participated in different drills with his teammates. Hence, this article will center on how Xavi could line up with De Jong’s return to training.

1. Goalkeeper.

Barcelona’s first-choice goalkeeper Marc Ter Stegen is expected to keep his spot in the starting lineup.

2. Defender.

Because of the availability of only two fit defenders, Frenkie De Jong’s return to the team is key.

The versatile midfielder can be deployed as a Centre-back alongside Eric Garcia. Sergi Roberto can start as the right-back, while Alejandro Balde is expected to return to the team as the left-back.

3. Midfielder.

Sergio Busquets, Gavi, and Pedri are expected to be the midfield trio against Celta Vigo.

4. Attack.

Because of the inefficiency of the combination of Raphinha, Lewandowski, and Dembele against Inter Milan, Xavi could drop one of the wingers. Hence, the expected attacking trio is expected Ansu Fati, Lewandowski, and Raphinha is expected to start.

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