FC Barcelona return to La Liga action on Sunday evening when they face off with Alaves.
Ahead of the game, it has been reported by Spanish outlet AS that Barcelona will be without four players for the clash.
Memphis Depay is training away from the squad as he recovers from a hamstring issue so he will not be involved this weekend.
Elsewhere, Ansu Fati, Gavi and Ousmane Dembele will also all miss out on the game, according to AS.
On the Fati front, it has been reported elsewhere that the Spaniard could be out for three months if he is forced under the knife again:
FATI. En el club aconsejan quirofano. El jugador ha de decidir en los proximos dias. Podria estar 3 meses de baja. En breve en @diarioas
— Javi Miguel Club (@fansjavimiguel) January 21, 2022
Alaves vs Barcelona
Barcelona head into the Alaves game on a pretty poor run of form.
Xavi and co. crashed out of the Copa del Rey earlier this week at the hands of Athletic Bilboa.
And in La Liga, the Catalonian outfit have won just two of their last five. This sees Barcelona down in 6th place ahead of the weekend’s La Liga action, which would now only see them in the Europa Conference League next term.
They can, however, climb as high as 4th with a win over Alaves. And though Barcelona have not been at their best of late, they should not have too much of an issue dispatching their upcoming opponents on Sunday.
Alaves are currently 18th in La Liga, have won just four games all season and are the league’s lowest scorers with 16.
This article was edited by Ben Browning.