Barcelona v Eibar in La Liga
A hectic midweek of European football action sees two La Liga games on Tuesday night.
Valencia host Malaga ahead of Barcelona’s home match against Eibar.
The Catalans have made a perfect start to life in La Liga without Neymar, winning all four of their matches so far this season.
Will Paulinho start versus Eibar
Despite suggestions that they would struggle without Neymar, Barcelona have looked impressive under Ernesto Valverde.
Barcelona eased past Juventus in the Champions League last week.
Whilst Paulinho claimed a fine late winner after coming on as a substitute at Getafe on Saturday.
There is strong speculation that Paulinho will start against Eibar this evening.
Ousmane Dembele & Rafinha are out v Eibar
The major team news for Barcelona is that Ousmane Dembele is out after undergoing an operation on a thigh problem.
Latest reports from Barcelona reveal that Dembele will be out for three months and not the four originally stated.
Rafinha also misses the Eibar game due to injury.
Samuel Umtiti set for a rest
In his pre-match press conference ahead of Eibar, Ernesto Valverde confirmed that Samuel Umtiti would be rested.
Thomas Vermaelen was included in the Barcelona squad and is expected to be on the bench. Arda Turan meanwhile misses out completely.
There is speculation that Sergio Busquets will also be rested. With Sergi Roberto taking his place.
Interestingly, as can be seen below, the Catalan press are unsure exactly of the Barcelona line-up.
Whatever happens, Barcelona are strong favourites and a Leo Messi goal/s would be absolutely no surprise at all.