Barcelona: Ansu Fati and Arthur to miss Mallorca game

Barcelona issued medical reports on Ansu Fati and Arthur Melo, both of whom missed today's session and are ruled out of tomorrow's visit from Mallorca.

Barcelona: Ansu Fati and Arthur to miss Mallorca game

Ansu Fati and Arthur Melo were absent this morning's session at the Ciutat Esportiva and were absent from the Barcelona squad for tomorrow's visit from Mallorca. Both players spent the morning woking out inside the gym - Ansu has been experiencing discomfort to the patellar tendons in both knees while Arthur has a groin problem. Both will be rested and their progress monitored over the next few days.Valverde has included Moussa Wagué, Jean-Clair Todibo and Carles Aleñá in his list - the latter two have been linked with moves away from Camp Nou in next month's transfer window. Long-term casualties Nelson Semedo, Jordi Alba and Ousmane Dembélé remain sidelined.

Mallorca hovering above the drop zone

Barcelona go into the game top of the table on 31 points - 17 points ahead of Mallorca who are mired at the other end of the standings just one place above the relegation zone.

The Barcelona squad:

Goalkeepers: Ter Stegen, Neto

Defenders: Piqué, Umtiti, Lenglet, Aleñá, Todibo, Wagué, Junior.

Midfielders: Busquets, De Jong, Vidal, Sergi Roberto, Rakitic.

Forwards: Messi, Luis Suárez, Griezmann, Carles Pérez.


The Mallorca squad:

Goalkeepers: Reina, Fabricio

Defenders: Joan Sastre, Fran Gámez, Xisco, Raíllo, Valjent, Sedlar.

Midfielders: Señé, Baba, Salva Sevilla, Dani Rodríguez, Aleix Febas, Take Kubo.

Forwards: ‘Cucho’ Hernández, Abdón Prats, Pablo Chavarría, Ante Budimir.