Cancelo, Balde start in a 4-3-3: How Barcelona could line up against Osasuna
After the summer transfer window came to an end on Friday with an exhilarating deadline day, the focus switches back to on-field action for FC Barcelona as they gear up to take on CA Osasuna on Sunday in La Liga.
The reigning champions of Spain have not had the easiest of starts to the new season but have found ways to stay on course, winning two and drawing one of their three matches so far.
A trip to El Sadar on Sunday night will not be straightforward by any means, but Xavi Hernandez will be buoyed by the shiny new additions to his squad in Joao Cancelo and Joao Felix, who arrived on the deadline day.
Inigo Martinez and Inaki Pena also make it to the matchday squad for the first time this season after being registered with La Liga, although Pedri and Ronald Araujo remain unavailable.
In what promises to be a tricky encounter, here is how Xavi could set his Barcelona team up against Osasuna at El Sadar.
Deadline-day signing Joao Cancelo should make his debut for Barcelona on Sunday, slotting straight into the starting XI at right-back, a position that has been a problematic one for the Catalans.
There should be a change on the opposite flank as well, with Alejandro Balde, fresh with a rest and a new kit number, returning at left-back in place of Marcos Alonso.
Jules Kounde, who garnered great praise from Xavi earlier today, should continue at the heart of the Barça defence, alongside Andreas Christensen. The pair will shield captain Marc-Andre ter Stegen in the Blaugrana goal.
Oriol Romeu has become a permanent fixture in the middle of the park for Barcelona since his arrival this summer. The Spaniard should continue as the lone pivot for the visitors at El Sadar tomorrow.