Barcelona will look to seal their third consecutive win in Champions League Group C at Basle on Wednesday.
Coach Josep Guardiola has been criticised for his constant squad rotations since taking over this summer, but he is unlikely to start changing a policy that has brought seven straight wins in all competitions.
“You won’t see fixed starting elevens anymore,” he said. “They’re history.”
Lionel Messi, Xavi Hernández and Carles Puyol will be restored to the first team following Sunday’s 1-0 Spanish Liga win at Athletic Bilbao. Meanwhile, centre-back Rafael Marquez appears fit despite collecting a knock in that game, while Sergi Busquets looks likely to replace the injured Seydou Keita.
Guardiola has warned his players against complacency.
“It’s typical of this club to underestimate teams, but in Europe one mistake can cost you the game,” he said. “Still, a second away win would be a major step towards the next round.”
Basle are yet to register a single point in this season’s competition and must go to Camp Nou in a fortnight.
“It’s clear that Barcelona are favourites, but we won’t concentrate on defence,” vowed coach Christian Gross. “We want it to be a magic night and I’ll need a lot of matadors out there.
“The fans will give us tremendous support and what more do you want as a player than to play against Barcelona?”
Gross is expected to abandon his favoured 4-1-4-1 formation for a more attacking 4-4-2, with fit-again Eren Derdiyok partnering Marco Streller up front.