We have 3 english weeks in a row now, Xavi needs to use his whole squad if he wants to compete in 2024 and not having a drained first 11 in the second half of the season. This should be enough to win against Antwerpen:
Cancelo Kounde Martinez Alonso
Ferran Lewy Felix
But Xavi will fear a bad CL start after last seasons, so we'll see probably the best 11.
Just had a look at Antwerp's squad, and I can only conclude we should win this with any XI. But I doubt Xavi will take this one lightly, so I expect at most 2-3 changes from the last XI.
Recognizable names at Antwerp are:
Wijndal (was rumoured to us few years ago)
Ekkelenkamp (ex teammate of Frenkie)
and of course 18 year old Arthur Vermeeren whom we've been linked with. Good opportunity to keep an eye out.
They have a good core with Alderweireld-Coulibaly and Vermeeren-Keita but they will probably park the bus and play very physical like Getafe.
Ref should give them a yellow as soon as they (or we) deserve it and not let them kick our players around.
If we don’t score fast they might give us a bit of trouble but we have too much quality to struggle against teams like this.