Barcelona will look to take their blistering form to Germany to face Bundesliga Champions Bayern Munich on Tuesday evening, with nine players guaranteed a starting spot with the rest slots undecided.
Barcelona has won five games in a row after the draw against Rayo Vallecano on the opening day of the season, the clash against Cadiz, Barcelona won 4-0 the victory sent them to the top of La Liga table on Saturday night a win for Real Madrid against Mallorca saw Los Blancos reclaim the top of the summit.
Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez rotated the team against Cadiz as well as against Plzen in the La Liga and the Champions League respectively, but the manager has nine spots guaranteed to start against Bayern Munich
Marc-Andre ter Stegen has not been dropped to the bench at all this season, Jules Kounde started the last two games and will start at the right back ahead of Hector Bellerin and Sergi Roberto. Ronald Araujo is a permanent fixture in one of the centre-back slots.
Eric Garcia would pair Araujo in the heart of the defence line, Alejandro Balde will be ahead of Jordi Alba and Marcos Alonso in the left-back position, but Xavi might go for experience and tick Alba to start.
In the midfield, Xavi will stick with the trio of Gavi, Pedri and Sergio Busquets as a lock-in. Two of the three attacking spots are also fixed with Robert Lewandowski and Ousmane Dembele guaranteed starters.
Raphinha could make the starting XI if Xavi opts for a 4-3-3 formation but if he opts for control Frenkie de Jong could start in the midfield.