Villarreal v Barcelona: Probable Starting Line-ups – Arda Turan likely to start

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BARCELONA, SPAIN - JANUARY 06: Arda Turan of FC Barcelona looks on during the Copa del Rey Round of 16 first leg match between FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol at Camp Nou on January 6, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
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Barcelona look absolutely unstoppable right now. The reigning La Liga champions are on a 38 match unbeaten streak and knocked Arsenal out of the Champions League mid-week.

Barca may be in for a tougher test against fourth placed Villarreal and will be without star midfielder Andres Iniesta who has been left out of the squad after picking up an injury.

Luis Enrique will however, have Arda Turan available and Barca have won all 16 games in which the bearded winger has featured this season.

The MSN – Messi, Suarez, Neymar – are almost certain to start upfront with Rakitic and Busquets starring in midfielder alongside Turan.

Turan could face competition from Roberto in midfield but his experience and fiery attitude could made the Turkish international a more attractive choice in the hostile El Madrigal.

Villarreal v Barcelona

Stadium: El Madrigal

Kick-Off: 15:00 GMT

Barcelona (4-3-3): Bravo; Alves, Piqué, Mascherano, Alba; Busquets, Rakitić, Arda; Messi, Suarez, Neymar

Manager: Luis Enrique

Villarreal (4-4-2): Areola; Mario, Ruiz, Bonera, Bailly; Rukavina, Bruno, Pina, Denis; Cedric, Soldado

Manager: Marcelino García Toral

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