Barcelona squad news: Injury, suspension list vs Elche


Sports Mole rounds up all the latest Barcelona injury and suspension news ahead of their La Liga clash with Elche.

Barcelona will be looking to claim four straight wins in all competitions when they continue their La Liga away campaign Elche Sunday afternoon.

The Catalan giants recorded a 4-0 win over Athletic Bilbao in the league last weekend which left them fourth in the table, 15 points behind leaders Real Madrid.

Barcelona have now won four of their last five league games and have been unbeaten in the Spanish top flight since early December.

Right here, sports mole rounds up all the latest injury and suspension news from the team ahead of the game with Elche, who are currently 13th in the Spanish top flight.

© Reuters

Status: Outside
Type of injury: Tendon
Possible return date: Unknown

Ansu Fati was in tears when he left the pitch against Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey last month, after suffering a recurrence of a hamstring problem, and he faces a battle to return before the end of the season.

Barcelona midfielder Sergi Roberto pictured on May 2, 2021© Reuters

Status: Outside
Type of injury: Muscular
Possible return date: Unknown

Sergi Roberto underwent surgery for a thigh problem late last year which means he won’t be available for selection until at least the end of the month.

Samuel Umtiti of FC Barcelona, ​​​​December 18, 2021© Reuters

Status: Outside
Type of injury: Foot
Possible return date: Unknown

Samuel Umtiti is set to spend a long time on the sidelines after being forced to undergo surgery on the foot injury he picked up during a training session.

Alejandro Balde in training for Barcelona in July 2021© Reuters

Status: Outside
Type of injury: Ankle
Possible return date: Unknown

Left-back Alejandro Balde, who was linked with a January move from Camp Nou, is expected to be sidelined for the next two weeks or so with an ankle problem.


Barcelona have no players suspended for this game.

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