David Villa expected to feature against his former club
After some initial doubts it looks as if David Villa will be fit to face his old club Valencia on Saturday evening.
Pep Guardiola’s squad is extremely thin at the moment so the Barcelona coach is likely to start with Villa up front even if the striker is not 100 per cent.
The Asturian forward, who scored 108 goals in 166 games for Valencia, is unlikely to celebrate if he scores against his former employers but with his record, no one would be surprised if he did.
Villa took the opportunity to notch up his 44th goal for Spain during the international break, which makes him the highest scoring Spanish international of all time – level with Raul having played far fewer games.
Having fired Spain to World Cup glory in South Africa this year, it is fitting that Barcelona’s central striker now carries this mantel.
Barcelona are currently three points behind league leaders Valencia ahead of Saturday’s clash at the Camp Nou.