Quique Setién, against the real fire of Valencia in Mestalla
Eleven days and two games have passed since Quique Setién took over Barcelona. Little room to assess the changes that the new technician who has so far made his first two duels against the minimum against clearly inferior rivals such as Granada in the Camp Nou and Ibiza wants to introduce into the team. But now the first curves arrive. This afternoon (Mestalla, 16:00, Movistar LaLiga) awaits Valencia. First real fire exam for the new project.The Celades team was the set of LaLiga Santander that was less worn out during the week in the Cup. With a lineup of substitutes, he controlled Logroñés and went round taking a break after receiving two consecutive unappealable defeats: first against Madrid in the Super Cup and a week ago against Mallorca in Son Moix. After the win in Mallorca, Valencia is still out of European positions and will try to regain ground against Barcelona. Parejo’s loss is the main problem for the locals, who lose their brains and the fundamental footballer in stationary ball actions. On the other hand, they recover Rodrigo, who will be the center of attention due to the interest of Barcelona, who values him very seriously as a winter reinforcement to replace the loss of Luis Suárez.Effectiveness. Without the Uruguayan, Barça continues in search of its dominance of the game in concrete opportunities and be effective. Messi, who rested in the Cup, returns to the team to play against one of his favorite victims next to Griezmann, who scored two providential goals Wednesday in Ibiza.They also return to the Busquets and Piqué team regarding the call for Copa and De Jong, who, being sanctioned, did not play against Granada.Everything indicates that Setién, after testing the three central system in the Cup, will return to 4-3-3 with the only doubt in defense of Umtiti or Lenglet as a pair of Piqué and that of Arthur or Arturo Vidal to complete the average with Busquets and the Dutch.Collado will be on the bench as a novelty, since Riqui Puig did not travel when he was feverish, and the goalkeeper of the Iñaki Peña subsidiary, since Neto will not be able to return to Mestalla due to injury.