Derbi barceloni is around the corner now and Ernesto Valverde’s side would look to continue their unbeaten run in LaLiga.
Barcelona being in a tremendous form this season lost only one match till date in current season and that too was against their derby rivals. Espanyol won 1-0 at home but barça was able to turn it around in the following leg in the nou camp.
Espanyol noticeably have not won any of the last 10 meetings against FCB in RCDE stadium.
Barcelona Team news- Ousmane dembele is out for injury and Thomas vermaelen is also left out. No player of barça is injured.
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Coutinho is speculated to start this match and in a 4-3-3 formation.
Espanyol team news- Quique Sanchez Flores’s side have struggled for consistency this season, and are not safe from relegation yet, sitting seven points above the drop zone in 14th.
Although there are no health issues in his side apart from pablo piatti.
Carlos sanchez can make his debut too after loan move from Florentina in the dying days of January transfer window.