Line-ups: Barcelona-Valencia

Lionel Messi starts for Barcelona as they look to maintain their lead at the top of the table at home to Valencia.

The Bluagrana host Los Che this afternoon at Camp Nou, and do so with the Argentine forward, who plays alongside Pedro and Alexis Sanchez.

With Andres Iniesta still out, Cesc Fabregas starts in the middle of the park, with Sergio Busquets and Xavi either side.

Whilst Tata Martino can boast a first-choice back five, with Victor Valdes, Dani Alves, Javier Mascherano, Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba all playing.

The away side meanwhile, go with a 4-2-3-1 formation, led by Paco Alcacer up top.

Barcelona: Valdes; Alves, Mascherano, Pique, Alba; Xavi, Busquets, Cesc; Alexis, Messi, Pedro

Valencia: Alves; Barragán, R. Costa, Mathieu, Bernat; Oriol, Javi Fuego; Feghouli, Parejo, Piatti; Alcácer