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Pedri To Walk Into The XI | 4-3-3 Barcelona Predicted Lineup Vs Valencia

As Xavi has announced his stay for another season, Barcelona will start planning and executing plans for next season. This campaign hasn’t been below par for the Spanish Giant despite reaching the quarter-final round in the Champions League for a long period.

Barcelona will next lock host Valencia at home on Monday night. They lost their previous game against Real Madrid but gave a good fight overall. As only six games are left in this term, they will look to end it on a positive note.

Marc-Andre ter Stegen has been a reliable name for Barcelona on the team sheet. He will once again operate between the sticks. Jules Kounde has improved enormously as a right-back and is expected to continue doing so.

Xavi has no reason to alter the centre-back duo of Ronald Araujo and Pau Cubarsi. While the former bounced back in the previous game, the youngster also did well in the high-voltage game apart from conceding an early penalty.

It will be interesting to see if Joao Cancelo will be sent to the bench or not. Despite being an experienced campaigner, the left-back made silly mistakes in back-to-back crucial games. His recent displays must have raised doubts over his permanent signing.

MADRID, SPAIN – APRIL 21: Pedri of FC Barcelona looks on prior the LaLiga EA Sports match between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 21, 2024 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images) (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Frenkie de Jong broke his ankle during the game last week and will remain sidelined for a long period. In his absence, Pedri should be taking up the responsibility in the midfield. Andreas Christensen continues as a defensive midfielder with Ilkay Gundogan operating higher on the pitch.

Lamine Yamal has been the find of the season for Barcelona by a mile. He showed his top-notch quality and there is no doubt over his selection on the right wing. Raphinha is also likely to retain his position on the left flank with Robert Lewandowski leading the front line.

Gavi (ACL) and Alejandro Balde (hamstring) are two other absentees.

4-3-3 Barcelona Predicted Lineup Vs Valencia

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