It makes no sense to use Malcom as a wingback IMO. Dembele same, since being a wingback requires tons of running and he just returned from an injury. Maybe Valverde is just afraid that Boateng will be a complete donkey again, so he wants Dembouz centrally.
IMO, he just should've plopped Umtiti at LB.
And if he insists going 3-5-2, Malcom-Dembele should be the strikers, not boateng IMO.
In the midst of all rotations, at least we get to see Malcom and Dembele together on the pitch, probably for the first time ever
Hoping for a nice win, so that people can see it's possible to give chances to our reserves and even B team players and still get the result. Honestly didn't expect Puig in the lineup, very happy about that. I guess to expect Abel Ruiz there too was a bit too much to ask for, hopefully he at least replaces KPB after 60 minutes of him doing nothing again.