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Xavi Hernandez takes charge of his first ever away game as coach of Barcelona, and it promises tobe a major challenge up against Unai Emery's Villarreal at the Estadio de la Ceramica. The new Blaugrana boss has seen his side just score one goal in the 180 minutes he's been in charge, although they have yet to concede, while Villarreal have won just one of their last six league encounters.

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This is the very beginning of our Villarreal vs Barcelona live blog. As always on our live blogs, the entries highest up are the most recent.

Villarreal's predicted line-up

The major absentee for the hosts is Gerard Moreno, who remains out due to a hamstring issue, although Boulaye Dia is expected to return to the starting line-up.

Villarreal's predicted starting XI: Geronimo Rulli; Juan Foyth, Raul Albiol, Pau Torres, Alfonso Pedraza; Dani Parejo, Francis Coquelin, Etienne Capoue; Yeremi Pino, Boulaye Dia, Arnaut Danjuma.

Barcelona's predicted line-up

Xavi remains without a host of players such as Sergio Aguero, Martin Braithwaite and Pedri.

Barcelona's predicted starting XI: Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Oscar Mingueza, Gerard Pique, Eric Garcia, Jordi Alba; Nico Gonzalez, Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong; Ousmane Dembele, Memphis Depay, Gavi.

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