Jules Kounde is set to be rushed back from injury as Barcelona travel to Real Madrid on Sunday for El Clasico.
Blaugrana boss Xavi watched his side concede three times to Inter Milan at home earlier this week to leave their Champions League hopes hanging by a thread.
Ronald Araujo is missing and the club could rush Kounde back into action or Sunday’s trip to the Bernabeu, such are the lack of options at the back.
The Frenchman has been named in Barcelona’s matchday squad for the Clasico.
Hector Bellerin and Andreas Christensen both out, meaning Gerard Pique could be called upon despite his poor performance against Inter.
While Frenkie de Jong and Franck Kessie are available, Memphis Depay is injured ahead of a crucial game at the top of LaLiga.
Both sides are unbeaten in a domestic sense but a loss for either here would be a huge blow.
Should Xavi in particular fall to defeat, the pressure would only increase after a poor week.
Predicted Barcelona XI (4-3-3):
Roberto, Garcia, Pique, Alonso;
De Jong, Pedri, Kessie;
Dembele, Lewandowski, Raphinha