Barcelona predicted lineup vs Sevilla

Barcelona will look to make it ten wins in a row across all competitions when they host Sevilla on Sunday.

The Blaugrana have been ruthless over the last couple of months and have now opened up a five-point lead over Real Madrid at the top of the table.

This Sunday, they welcome a Sevilla side that has steadily improved and found form, sure to provide a tough test for the hosts.

Here is how Xavi could set up for the match.

GK: Marc-Andre ter Stegen – Ter Stegen has conceded just one goal in his last four appearances and is one of the first names on the team sheet.

RB: Jules Kounde – Continues to perform as a right-back and will want to make an impression against his former club.

CB: Andreas Christensen – Has cemented his place since returning from the World Cup and doesn’t look like giving it up.

CB: Eric Garcia – Looked set to leave Barcelona during January but saw more action as the month went on. Could get another start here as Xavi rotates ahead of a busy schedule.

LB: Jordi Alba – Assisted the winning goal against Girona last week and should line up from the start to offer experience against a tough opponent.

CM: Sergio Busquets – The old head in the middle, Busquets doesn’t look like slowing down just yet. Will be looked to as Barça seek to set the tempo.

CM: Frenkie de Jong – Still linked with a summer move for United but, for now, De Jong remains an important piece of the puzzle for Barcelona.

CM: Pedri – The boy wonder. Pedri no longer needs any introduction. In fact, Xavi even compared him to his former teammate, Andres Iniesta, recently.

RW: Raphinha – Has a goal and an assist in his last three appearances and will want to capitalise on that confidence.

ST: Robert Lewandowski – The Poland international has been in red-hot form this season, scoring 23 goals in 25 appearances across all competitions, including five in six since returning from the World Cup. Sevilla will have been long in the planning when it comes to stopping Lewandowski.

LW: Gavi – The other golden boy at the Camp Nou, Gavi will likely operate between midfield and the left flank again.

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