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Denis Suarez received the medical all-clear on Sunday after more than six weeks out with femoral biceps injury which he sustained in a pre-season game against Tottenham Hotspur. 188bet He returns after a considerable delay although it was initially expected that he would miss just three weeks.
With his comeback, Ernesto Valverde now has the core of his Barcelona squad available to him.It won't be easy for him to manage that midfield group which now has 10 players vying for three positions: Sergio Busquets, Ivan Rakitic, Philippe Coutinho, Arthur, Arturo Vidal, Rafinha, Denis Suarez, Sergi Samper, Carles Alena and Sergi Roberto.The latter seems destined to end up playing at right-back, 188bet although he has played two games as a midfielder this season.Given Nelson Semedo's struggles and the large number of players he is competing with in midfield, it appears having Sergi Roberto in defence is the best option.Alena is currently playing with Barcelona B but is set to be a first team player when he fully recovers from his achilles tendon injury.To date, it has been clear that Valverde favours Busquets, Rakitic and Coutinho as his starting trio.The first two changes he will go to when changing things up are to introduce Arthur and Vidal.The rest are going to have a tough time finding an opportunity despite the large number of games ahead.With the return of Suarez, Valverde now has almost his entire squad at his disposal, with the exception of Malcom who remains sidelined. 188bet