The Dutch international was rested for Barcelona’s midweek Copa del Rey win away at Cornella alongside Spanish full back Jordi Alba.
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Barcelona have opted to travel to Elche more than 24 hours before the game in Valencia, in a change to their previous travel arrangements so far this season.
Koeman’s side have improved significantly in league action in recent weeks with six wins from their last seven La Liga games and all three points in this one would take them back up into third place in the table behind Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.
POTENTIAL BARCELONA STARTING LINE UP V ELCHE:
Ter Stegen; Dest, Araujo, Lenglet, Alba; Busquets De Jong; Pedri, Messi, Dembele; Griezmann