Ilaix Moriba ahead of Riqui Puig to replace injured Pedri in starting Xl against Sevilla

Ilaix Moriba ahead of Riqui Puig to replace injured Pedri in starting Xl against Sevilla

Apparently, Pjanic and Matheus aren't even considered as possible options.

Pedri picked up a muscle injury against Sevilla and is expected to miss at least two weeks.

In his absence, El Desmarque say, Riqui Puig and Ilaix Moriba will be the ones fighting for the vacant spot in Barcelona's starting line-up.

Although Puig would be the logical choice as he's spent more minutes with the first team, Ilaix has more chances to make it into the starting XI, it's claimed.

Riqui has recorded 481 minutes across 17 matches for Barca this term, scoring one goal, while Morbia has played 157 minutes in 3 matches and got an assist.

Other options would be Miralem Pjanic and Matheus Fernandes, although El Desmarque don't mention them.

The former missed the Sevilla match through injury and it isn't clear when he'll make his return, while the latter is yet to earn Ronald Koeman's trust.

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