Ernesto Valverde is rotating his side against Las Palmas but has handed Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez starts ahead of this weekend’s showdown with Atletico Madrid.
With the Sunday showdown not far off, Valverde has decided to not use all of his top options for the visit to Las Palmas, with Gerard Pique the most notable name to begin the game on the bench.
Ivan Rakatic, who sits on 199 appearances, will have to wait until at least later today to secure his 200th run out for the club.
Likewise, big transfer signings Ousmane Dembele and Philippe Coutinho are sitting to start today’s contest.
But Valverde has dressed some of his stars for the contest, with most notably Messi and Suarez getting the start.
Suarez will have to be careful, however, as a yellow card will see him suspended for the match against Atletico.
Barcelona XI: Ter Stegen; Sergio, Umtiti, Vermaelen, Digne; Busquets, Paulinho, Iniesta; Vidal, Messi, Suarez
Barcelona subs: Cillessen, Pique, Rakitic, Dembele, Coutinho, Alcacer, Gomes