Rotation at Camp Nou
As Barcelona prepare to face Las Palmas knowing that a win at the Camp Nou is a must, the team news that has caught the eye are the absences from the squad of Gerard Piqué and Sergi Roberto. The game kicks off at 16:15 local time and you can follow it live with AS English.
Formation decision for Luis Enrique
Another player not to make the 18 is Denis Suárez but the returning names of Aleix Vidal, André Gomes and Mathieu give Luis Enrique some different options. Confidence in Aleix Vidal, could be key to the decision of the manager to play three or four in the defensive line. If more width is desired in the middle of the park then Mascherano, Umtiti and Mathieu could form the back line. It's possible that Andrés Iniesta will start on the bench to give him some rest time.
The full matchday squad is: Ter Stegen, Cillessen, Rakitic, Sergio Busquets, Arda, Iniesta, Suárez, Messi, Neymar, Rafinha, Mascherano, Alcácer, Alba, Digne, André Gomes, Aleix Vidal, Umtiti, Mathieu.