The Ivorian has not been used much so far but the staff are happy with him
Barcelona’s calendar cranks up from here on out. They have 12 games between today and November 9, eight in La Liga and four in the Champions League.
That means Xavi will have to rotate in each position and Franck Kessie’s time could be coming. The Ivorian has played 173 minutes only thus far, starting only two games. One against Viktoria Plzen, scoring a goal, and against Elche, when he was taken off at half time as he was on a booking.
Kessie could start against Mallorca. Frenkie de Jong is injured, while Pedri and Gavi could be sharing minutes as they are crucial and the calendar is packed. On Tuesday, Barca visit Inter Milan.
So the Ivorian, who has played two games with his national team in the break, might be in line for a start. The technical team are satisfied with him. He’s training well and adapting to Barcelona’s game. They value his effort and he could be useful with such a busy run.