Joao Cancelo, who started four times in eleven days, has not had a break in September and could be rested by Xavi for Friday night’s game against Sevilla.
Xavi gave a warning a few days ago when he announced that the rotation would include all the players in the squad, as seen by the presence of Robert Lewandowski on the bench in Barcelona’s draw against Mallorca on Tuesday evening.
However, one of the new members of the team is hardly resting, and that is Joao Cancelo. The Portuguese started against Betis (16th September), Antwerp (19th September), Celta Vigo (23rd September) and Mallorca (26th September), only missing the last few minutes of the Champions League game, when he was replaced by Sergi Roberto.
The ‘Cules’ take on Sevilla on Friday, which should provide an opportunity to leave the former Munich man on the bench or in the stands at Montjuic, reveals ‘Sport’. Ronald Araujo, who returned to action for 90 minutes at Mallorca, could also start on the bench.
Sergi Roberto, Alejandro Balde and Jules Kounde are the three possible replacements for Cancelo on the right side of defence. Marcos Alonso or Inigo Martinez could play alongside Andreas Christensen.
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