Valverde set to drop a major player against Villarreal
Barcelona is set to bounce back from their shocking 2-0 defeat against Granada in the La Liga on Saturday at the Carmenes Stadium.
Valverde has included Ousmane Dembele in his squad that would face Villarreal after the Frenchman has recovered from a hamstring injury but he dropped Ivan Rakitic.
Rakitic has not made the final cut though, with Valverde citing intense competition for places as the reason behind his absence.
The Barca boss told a press conference on Monday: "If he's not there, it's because someone else is. He hasn't got an issue, it's a question of players, we have a lot in midfield"
With a trip to Getafe on the horizon on Saturday, Valverde is eyeing maximum points this week to lift the mood at Camp Nou.
"We want to pick up the six points in play this week," he added. "The fans have been behind us at both home games and we hope that's the case again tomorrow versus a great team like Villarreal."
Lionel Messi will join Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann up front for the must-win clash against Villarreal at Camp Nou.
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