Puyol fails to make bench as Fontas starts at the back for Blaugrana
The young stopper has featured twice as a substitute in La Liga this term, but with Carles Puyol failing to make the bench, Fontas slots in to the back line.
Lionel Messi, David Villa and Pedro all start up front as Pep Guardiola hopes to wrap up the title as soon as he can.
Barcelona 4-3-3: Valdes; Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Fontas; Xavi, Busquets, Iniesta; Messi, Villa, Pedro
Subs: Pinto, Keita, Afellay, Abidal, Jeffren, Bartra, Thiago.
Espanyol 4-2-3-1: Kameni; Galan, Jordi Amat, Raul Rodriguez, Chica; Verdu, Javi Marquez; Javi Lopez, Ivan Alonso, Jose Callejon; Osvaldo.
Subs: Alvarez, Canal, Fonte, Lopez, Isaias, Garcia, Alvaro.