Xavi warned in the preview of the Mallorca-Barça match: rotations will be made for everyone, especially for those who have been playing “five or six matches” non-stop. Following this idea, it appears that Robert Lewandowski will start on the bench at Son Moix. In fact, in the offensive sector, a small revolution is expected: Ferran will move to the number 9 position, freeing up the right flank for Raphinha.
In the center of the defense, Jules Kounde has accumulated a lot of playing time in the last week: three consecutive 90-minute matches. Therefore, the Frenchman might finally get a well-deserved rest. Having established himself in the center and leaving the full-back position, as he desired, Jules has been performing wonderfully in the early stages of the season. His place could be taken by Íñigo Martínez, who is seeking his first start as a Barcelona player.
Changes are also expected in the offensive sector, where Robert Lewandowski has a high chance of starting on the bench for the first time this season. The Polish striker has played the full 90 minutes in nine consecutive matches, so today’s game seems like an ideal opportunity for the coaching staff to give the experienced forward a break.
Initially, Ferran will lead the attack, accompanied by Raphinha on the right flank and Joao Félix on the left. The possibility of Lamine coming on cannot be ruled out, although the young talent is more likely to have a role as a game-changer off the bench.