Samuel Umtiti has been left out of Barcelona’s squad to face Eibar at the Camp Nou in Tuesday night’s La Liga clash.
The 23-year-old central defender has started all seven of the Blaugrana’s matches so far this season but it appears Ernesto Valverde now wants to give the Frenchman a rest.
Thomas Vermaelen has returned to the matchday squad in the former Lyon defender’s absence while Aleix Vidal is also included in the squad.
Ousmane Dembele misses his first match since sustaining a hamstring injury against Getafe on Saturday and he is expected to be out of action for between three and four months.
Barcelona squad:Ter Stegen, Cillessen, Semedo, Pique, Rakitic, Busquets, Denis, Iniesta, Suarez, Messi, Mascherano, Paulinho, Deulofeu, Jordi Alba, Digne, Sergi Roberto , Aleix Vidal, Vermaelen.