Barcelona are reportedly set to sack manager Ernesto Valverde, with reports in Spain stating that the announcement could be made as early as Tuesday.
Lionel Messi rescued a point for the visitors with a brilliant effort as Barcelona played out a 1-1 draw against Valencia at Mestalla on Sunday.
Ernesto Valverde will be without the ineligible Philippe Coutinho and the suspended Nelson Semedo as Barcelona face Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League.
Chelsea would be looking to gain some advantage in the home leg as they host Barcelona in the Round of 16 tie of the UEFA Champions League.
Enterprising young Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen is reportedly on the radar of Barcelona, with the Catalans search for a valuable addition to their defence.
Barcelona are reportedly fearing that Manchester United and Manchester City could activate Samuel Umtiti's €60 million release clause in the near future.
Barcelona are reportedly scouring the possibility of making a move to land Olympique Lyonnais youngster Houssem Aouar in the upcoming transfer window(s).
Ernesto Valverde will be without Jordi Alba, who injured his hamstring in training as he prepares his Barcelona side for Olympiacos in the Champions League.
Two own goals and one from Luis Suarez steered Barcelona to a 3-0 win in their first ever La Liga meeting with fellow Catalan outfit Girona.
Barcelona beat Girona 3-0 on Saturday to continue their perfect start to the 2017-18 season and move four points clear at the top of La Liga.