The defending champions could not have asked for a tough opponent such as Sevilla to begin a new month, after they suffered a humbling defeat at hands of Manchester city last wednessday.Sevilla have been impressive this season and having won last seven matches at home, This means that the Catalans will have to work hard if they want to win at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.
The Catalan's form at the moment has to be an absolute concern for Luis Enrique and the FCB faithful. lately, results aren't convincing and the performances especially against fierce opponent just haven't been good enough for a club of our caliber. Nerves will not be soothed and thoughts of the shock 3-1 defeat to Manchester city will not be forgotten easily until Barca produce a convincing display against sevilla.
Barca are still missing the qualities and presence of midfield maestro Andres Iniesta and influential defender Gerard Pique whilst left back Jordi Alba is a doubt, and their injury woes have been complicated by recent drop in form by players they often rely upon.CREDIT
According to reports Sergi Roberto, one of Barca's brightest performers this season, was caught out by City, gifting the ball away for Ilkay Gundogan's equalizer, while Sergio Busquets produced another worrying display in what has been an inconsistent season for the Spain midfielder.
Luis Suarez, top scorer in the league last season with 40 goals, has found the net just twice in his last seven games, while goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen and defender Samuel Umtiti were widely criticized by the press for their displays in Manchester.
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Given the fact Barca look far from the finished article that romped to the title last season, they have a habit of bouncing back emphatically, reacting to a shock defeat to Alaves by hammering Celtic 7-0, and thrashing Deportivo 4-0 after their last league defeat to Celta.
"We have to get up and keep going. We never sit back when we win and we don't sink when we lose," said Luis Enrique.
We’ve decided to take a deeper look at the starting eleven, to try and work out who’s in, and who’s out of proceedings.
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