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    i don't think messi will want to rest. he probably play full 90 minutes

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    Gomes still out. Damn. Was hoping he gets fit to give some rest to Rakitic/Busquets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barcaman View Post
    Gomes still out. Damn. Was hoping he gets fit to give some rest to Rakitic/Busquets.
    I didn't

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    Sorry, no way we start Semedo and Mina. They play next to each other and we can't have a player low on confidence and one yet to make a debut together.

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    Ter stegen
    S. Roberto Mina Umtitti Alba
    Busquets
    Rak Paulinho Iniesta
    Suarez Coutinho

    See how this goes, Messi in as necessary.

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    Expecting Somedo to start in the defense.
    Midfield should be rested, with Coutinho and Paulinho as the starters.
    Attack Both Messi and Suarez should be rested.

    Somedo--Pique--Umtiti--Digne

    Vidal--Roberto--Paulinho--Coutinho

    --------Paco--------Denis-------

    Kinda comical line-up but lets see what these guys can do without the starting 11.
    Fully expecting our main starters to strt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neymessi View Post
    Just 4 letters

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    Rest as much as possible.
    Too bad Espanyol away is rarely "rest".

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    Ev said he'll play the best possible line up.

    he doesn't relate, so don't expect him to rest our key players (iniesta is an exception tho).

    I can see him resting our key players right before chelsea (Eibar away). there'll be about 11 days between it and getafe Home. it's enough for the players to be completely fit

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    Quote Originally Posted by MessiTHEgoat View Post
    Ev said he'll play the best possible line up.

    he doesn't relate, so don't expect him to rest our key players (iniesta is an exception tho).

    I can see him resting our key players right before chelsea (Eibar away). there'll be about 11 days between it and getafe Home. it's enough for the players to be completely fit
    Good plan. I like it!

    Eibar trashed Sevilla today 5-1. Insane.

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    Full strength team as far as I’m concerned. Madrid dropped 2 more points and Atleti are up against Valencia so someone will drop points or both in case of a draw. A Valencia win would be fantastic in the grand scheme of things though.

    Rotations can begin in earnest after the Copa second leg but a win in this game basically seals La Liga if Atleti don’t win.

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    No need to rest anyone today, except Iniesta. Getafe at home and Eibar away will be the games Valverde will probably rest our most important players. That`s more than enough time to recuperate and be at 100 % for Chelsea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kilian View Post
    No need to rest anyone today, except Iniesta. Getafe at home and Eibar away will be the games Valverde will probably rest our most important players. That`s more than enough time to recuperate and be at 100 % for Chelsea.
    Exactly. I'd go with:

    --------------Ter Stegen---------------
    Semedo-----Pique-----Umtiti-----Alba
    Roberto--Rakitić--Busquets--Coutinho
    --------Messi------------Suarez--------

    And perfectly, Suarez intentionally gets a yellow today, so he gets his cards cleared against Getafe. So, we rest Suarez against Getafe and Messi against Eibar. We also rest one pair of Rakitić and Alba / Roberto and Busquets in each of those games. That would be perfect.

    Mina and Dembele should get some minutes against Getafe.
    Last edited by FCBfan22; 4th February 2018 at 08:55 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ousmane Dembélé View Post
    La Liga has been sealed since Christmas. Full strength is not needed and would just tire the players out even more.
    I don’t consider an 11 point lead sealed when there are 5 dangerous fixtures still coming. Madrid, Valencia, Atleti, Villareal and Sevilla.

    Winning today and one of Atleti and Valencia, preferably Atleti, dropping points eases my concerns somewhat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FCBfan22 View Post
    Exactly. I'd go with:

    --------------Ter Stegen---------------
    Semedo-----Pique-----Umtiti-----Alba
    Roberto--Rakitić--Busquets--Coutinho
    --------Messi------------Suarez--------

    And perfectly, Suarez intentionally gets a yellow today, so he gets his cards cleared against Getafe. So, we rest Suarez against Getafe and Messi against Eibar. We also rest one pair of Rakitić and Alba / Roberto and Busquets in each of those games. That would be perfect.

    Mina and Dembele should get some minutes against Getafe.
    We will play 4-3-3. Vidal or Paco will start with Messi and Suarez. Coutinho will come in for Iniesta.

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    Ok I posted defensive lineup. Here is it offensively:

    --------------Ter Stegen---------------
    Semedo-----Pique-----Umtiti-----Alba
    --Rakitić-----Busquets-----Coutinho--
    --Roberto---Messi-------Suarez-------

    Happy? Able to sleep now?