Here is the most likely Barça XI for the match against Valencia

All signs suggest Setien will keep the same team that played against Granada, but with De Jong coming in

Messi liderará el ataque del Barça en Valencia
Messi liderará el ataque del Barça en Valencia | AFP

FC Barcelona will take on Valencia at Mestalla this Saturday as Quique Setien is handed his first real test since taking over from Ernesto Valverde. After two wins from his opening matches, Setien could name the same XI which faced Granada last weekend. However, Frenkie de Jong is almost certain to come back into the side at the expense of Ivan Rakitic.

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Pique, Busquets and Leo Messi were all rested whilst Ter Stegen, Umtiti, Alba and Arturo Vidal were named on the bench. Only Sergi Roberto, Rakitic, Griezmann and Ansu Fati have started both games under Setien. 

The most likely lineup at Mestalla, bar a late injury, will be: Ter Stegen: Roberto, Pique, Umtiti, Alba: Busquets, Vidal, De Jong: Fati, Messi and Griezmann. Lenglet could replace fellow countryman Umtiti in the XI whilst Arthur might be ready to reboot his season in midfield. 


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