Vicente Del Bosque is set to ring the changes for Spain’s European Championship qualifier against Liechtenstein on Tuesday night.
Having watched a makeshift starting XI struggle against Chile in the first 45 minutes of Friday’s friendly, Del Bosque is set to change defence, midfield and attach in a bid to maintain a competitive run of 11 straight victories.
The likes of Marca and AS believe that Sergio Busquets will move from midfield into defence, replacing Javi Martinez at centre-back, after the Athletic Bilbao’s less-than-convincing performance on Friday night.
Meanwhile, Cesc Fabregas and Andres Iniesta – who between them turned the result around against Chile – are likely to start, with one taking Busquets’ spot in the middle and the other occupying David Silva’s in attack.
Alvaro Negredo is likely for a place only on the bench, with it thought to be a close call between Fernando Llorente and Fernando Torres to lead attack alongside David Villa.
For the visitors, centre-back Yves Oehri remains a doubt after picking up an injury in Friday’s 0-0 draw with Lithuania.
After Czech Republic’s 2-2 draw against Scotland on Saturday, Spain are left five points clear at the top of Group I, with a game in hand. Victory in Logrono at Segunda Division B side Logro