Live Barcelona Blog: Valverde considers 4-4-2 to help out Coutinho and Dembele

Sport360 staff 17:50 29/09/2018
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Hello Barca fans, welcome to Saturday’s Barcelona blog.

The Sport360 team will be here throughout the day, bringing you the latest on the Catalan club, who meet Athletic Bilbao in a La Liga clash today.

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5.56pm – Valverde considers 4-4-2 to help out Coutinho and Dembele

0314 Ousmane Dembele

Ernesto Valverde is apparently considering returning to a 4-4-2 formation in a bid to improve his Barcelona team’s stuttering form.

The Barca boss has plenty to think about after a couple of poor results including a 2-1 defeat at bottom club Leganes in the week, as well as some tough-looking fixtures ahead against Athletic Bilbao, Tottenham and Valencia.

Read on here.

5.24pm – Lionel Messi rested as Barcelona welcome Athletic Bilbao

Lionel Messi has been rested by Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde for the visit of Athletic Bilbao on Saturday (kick-off 18:15 UAE time).

Read more here.

3.00pm – Ernesto Valverde dismisses questions about attitude following shock defeat

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has dismissed any questions about his team’s attitude following a shock LaLiga defeat against Leganes.

Leganes struck twice in a minute to claim a 2-1 win on Wednesday, although Barcelona remain top of the table ahead of Saturday’s game with Athletic Bilbao at the Camp Nou.

To read what Valverde had to say click HERE

Ernesto Valverde shows off his ball skills

Ernesto Valverde shows off his ball skills

12:55pm – Barca put in final preparations in training

Barcelona have put in hard work over the last few days to prepare for their match-up against Athletic Bilbao.

Check out the club’s final session on the training ground ahead of the match.

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