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Two jewels of Barça compete for a place in the eleven against Espanyol

Published:18/11/2021 - 15:00h

Updated:19/11/2021 - 09:12h

Injuries will prevent Xavi Hernández from taking out his eleven gala in his debut as coach of FC Barcelona. For this reason, the Egarense could go to one of the many promises that Barça has

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Xavi Hernández will not have it easy in his debut like new trainer of the FC Barcelona. The injuries have left to the Barça in picture and the technician egarense will not be able to have several headlines. Some of them will be Ousmane Dembélé, Ansu Fati and Sergiño Dest, that will force to the míster to improvise in several places. The American is the one who more options has to arrive to the derbi against the Espanyol of this Saturday, but everything aims that to do it will initiate the crash in the bench.

Therefore, without the option to plant to Dest of right extreme and without the French neither the Hispanic-guinean in liza, the preparador of Terrassa will have to do some 'invention'. Memphis Depay, Luuk of Jong and Yusuf Demir are the only attacker of the first staff that there is available. Of them, Memphis will be to title with security and seems that Demir could have more options to be in the eleven that Luuk.

The ex of the Seville does not seem to fit too much with the style of Xavi and the normal would be that in the derbi the '9' was Depay. This would do that they remained two gaps in the bands, since it is little likely that the Catalan technician do not go out with a 4-3-3. One of these gaps could be for Gavi​, that although like extreme is far to be able to surrender to his best level, already has showed that it can be a 'patch' in case of urgency.

The one of The Palaces already has played in some occasion this season of right extreme, although it can not descartar that the Saturday do it in the left. This would mean very probably that Demir would split of the right, that is where feels more comfortable when can throw diagonals to his left leg. Nevertheless, the Austrian is not the only that aspires to the titularity and from the Barça B could go up another extreme to play up.

It treats of Abde Ezzalzouli, that debuted against the Alavés and also had minutes in front of the Celtic does a pair of weeks. The Moroccan is much more pure extreme that Yusuf and seem to be more the style of player of band that looks for Xavi. It could play so much by right as by left and would contribute verticality, speed and dribbling. It has trained during this stop to the orders of the egarense and his presence in the eleven would do that Gavi could play in the right.

Ilias Has few options to play

The one of Morocco seems to have even more possibilities to go in in the initial alignment that Demir and that Luuk of Jong. Nevertheless, everything can happen and even says that Ilias Akhomach, one of the big jewels of the Masia, also could have options to go out of start. The problem of the attacker youngster is that lesionó does a week and has lost several trainings. In a pair of days Xavi will have to decide and desvelará all the doubts.

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