The season has not started well for Carles Aleñá and Ivan Rakitic. The Catalan squad is one of Ernesto Valverde's discards for the clash against Valencia that is played at the Camp Nou. The other is Wague. And the international crotata is back on the bench.

Aleñá started against Athletic in San Mamés and since that first day he has disappeared from the team. The player links, therefore, three shocks without counting for the coach. The international under 21 said this week that he did not know the reasons why he had stopped entering the block, but was confident in reversing the situation. Nor is it being a good start for Rakitic. The Croatian, who was included as a currency in the negotiations for the return of Neymar, has gone from being an undisputed holder last year, participated in 54 meetings, to watch the games from the bench.