Select your favourite Barca's starting XI vs Betis from 3 options below. Leave your choice in the comments and explain your pick!
Ernesto Valverde will certainly have a headache while trying to pick up the best line-up possible.
Barcelona face Real Betis this Sunday, August 25. The Catalans are hit by an extraordinary injury crisis: they have lost three attackers to injuries. Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele are all out. What should Ernesto Valverde do? Let's look at the possible options.
Option 1: 4-3-3 with Rafinha upfront
The gala XI, or sort of. Carles Perez is tipped to start and prove his worth. Rafinha did a fine job against Athletic Bilbao as he was the most dangerous player last week.
Option 2: 4-4-2 with Griezmann and Carles Perez
The more midfielders the better. Ernesto Valverde has already hinted at Arturo Vidal's potential inclusion in the starting line-up.
Option 3: 4-3-2-1 with Griezmann solo striker
A base of the midfield is formed with Arthur, Frenkie de Jong and Ivan Rakitic while Sergi Roberto and Rafinha find themselves closer to the attacking line. Finally, Antoine Griezmann leads the attack. Sounds good?