3 possible ways Barca could line up in next Clasico as things stand now
Barcelona are already back from their Japan tour and set to continue their preparations ahead of the next season. Considering that Valverde decided to stick to the classic 4-3-3 formation, here are three possible line-ups the coach could use in our next match against Real Madrid:
1. The MSG trio
Luis Suarez looks determined to continue as Barca's starting striker for the next season and has even started his preparations early with the rest of players that took part in the 2019 Copa America still on holiday. Considering this, Ernesto Valverde might choose to field an experienced trio of attackers with Antoine Griezmann on the left wing, a position he has played in during his Real Sociedad days.
2. Suarez benched
Considering that Antoine has been used in the 'false nine' role during the matches against Chelsea and Vissel Kobe, the Basque coach could continue the trend and play him as our starting centre-forward for the next season. With Leo Messi on the right wing and Frenkie de Jong in midfield, Barca's possession-based football would flourish, as all three players are very good on the ball. Meanwhile, Ousmane Dembele would continue playing on the left flank.
3. Everyone in their prefered positions
Although the names here stay the same, their positions are changed. Ousmane could move to the right flank where he usually performs better while Griezmann could occupy the left-winger position, where he had been used before. Meanwhile, Barca's captain could end up returning to the centre-forward role, the position Pep Guardiola used him during his days in Catalonia.
Which line-up do you prefer?