FC Barcelona XI vs Rayo: Confirmed team news and predicted lineup as LaLiga giants register new signings

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Barcelona have registered four of their new signings after activating their fourth economic lever ahead of their LaLiga opener against Rayo Vallecano.

Only Jules Kounde will not be available, meaning all of Raphinha, Robert Lewandowski, Andreas Christensen and Franck Kessie are in contention to make their competitive debuts.

While Sergi Roberto and Ousmane Dembele were at the club last season, they have also been registered after signing new contracts and can be selected by Xavi.

Given the lengths the club have gone to in order to sign these players, it seems likely all will be selected from the start, particularly after a big win over Pumas UNAM in the Joan Gamper Trophy little under a week ago.

With Frenkie De Jong and Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang potentially gearing up for moves away, it seems unlikely they will start, while Ferran Torres is an injury concern.

Barcelona predicted XI (4-3-3): Ter Stegen; Araujo, Christensen, Garcia, Alba; Busquets, Gavi, Pedri; Dembele, Lewandowski, Raphinha

Doubt: Torres (foot)