Barcelona set for a major tactical formation change vs Tottenham

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Tottenham vs Barcelona

Can Tottenham record their first points in this season’s Champions League against Barcelona on Wednesday night?

Tottenham lost their opening match of the Champions League in the San Siro.

Despite taking the lead in Italy, Inter Milan beat Spurs 2-1 in matchday one.

As for Barcelona, they beat PSV 4-0 at the Camp Nou.

Barcelona’s 4-4-2 formation vs Spurs?

They may be in first place in La Liga, but Barcelona’s season hasn’t started brilliantly.

Indeed, manager Ernesto Valverde is under pressure heading to Wembley.

Barcelona take on Spurs without a win in their last three matches. Barca have drawn with Girona and Athletic Bilbao, while Leganes beat the Catalans 2-1.

The likes of Sport are now speculating that Barcelona may move from a 4-3-3 formation to 4-4-2.

Why? Because the argument is being made that Barcelona need more defensive stability.

If Barca do change up their line-up against Tottenham, Ousmane Dembele could be the fall-guy.

Mundo Deportivo speculate that Ivan Rakitic could be deployed on the right hand side, while Arturo Vidal and Sergio Busquets will be stationed in the middle of the pitch.

Luis Suarez in the Champions League

Marca have focused on Luis Suarez before the Spurs game.

In an eye-catching stat, Marca reveal that the Uruguayan hasn’t scored a goal outside the Camp Nou in the Champions League for more than three years.

The last time Suarez scored away from home in the Champions League was way back on September 16, 2015.

Suarez scored at the Stadio Olimpico in a 1-1 draw with Roma.

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