Football Club Barcelona will be looking to return to win ways when they play Valencia at the Camp Nou tomorrow.
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Ahead of the game, Ronald Koeman has a lot of roster issues to deal with. Sergio Kun Aguero and Pedri are doubts for the game while Ronald Araujo, Ousmane Dembele, and Martin Braithwaite are completely sidelined.
In this article, we'll be looking at how Ronald Koeman could set up his starting XI without these players.
The first option available for the Dutch tactician is to play with the 4-3-3 formation. In this case, the trio of Memphis Depay, Ansu Fati, and Coutinho will occupy the various positions upfront.
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In midfield, the duo of De Jong and Sergio Busquets could partner with teenager sensation Gavi.
As for the backline, Gerard Pique and Eric Garcia could occupy the central positions with Dest and Jordi Alba protecting the goalkeeper from the flanks.
Marc Andre Ter Stegen is also expected to keep his place in the goal.
Here's an illustration of the possible lineup below:
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In a situation whereby Ronald Koeman decides to play with the 3-5-2 formation, he could set up his players as shown below.
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For the goalkeeping spot, Marc Andre Ter Stegen is undoubtedly going to star in that position.
The defensive trio could comprise Clement Lenglet, Gerard Pique, and Oscar Mingueza.
Riqui Puig could be given a chance in the middle of the park. The youngster could play alongside Gavi and De Jong.
As for the wing-back roles, Sergino Dest and Jordi Alba could occupy those positions.
The Dutch duo of Luuk De Jong and Memphis Depay could form a partnership up front.
Here's an illustration of option B below:
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Which of these options do you think is more suitable for the Catalan giants in tomorrow's game?
Drop your comments below.
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